Enjoy an unforgettable swimming holiday amongst some of Britain's most spectacular scenery along the rugged coastlines of Cornwall and the beautiful Isles of Scilly
Complete a series of breathtaking swims, including coastal routes, circumnavigations and island-hopping crossings
Discover the stunning landscapes of some of the most isolated locations in the British Isles
Stay aboard the the beautiful Lady of Avenel, a 102ft Bringatine square rigger tall ship, throughout the duration of your trip
While this swimming holiday in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is brand new for SwimTrek in 2017, we have actually been coming to this part of the world for the past 12 years. From the rugged Cornish coastlines to the white-sand beaches of ‘The Scillies’, this trip gives you the chance to swim and sail amongst some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery.
Throughout the course of the week you will travel in style aboard the gorgeous ‘Lady of Avenel’ tall ship. This 102ft Brigantine square rigged ship is our home for the duration of the trip and comes complete with our very own on-board chef.
We aim to circumnavigate the Isles of Scilly (swimming, of course!) and undertake some epic, hard-to-reach mainland swims along the Cornish coast. The peninsula of Cornwall is one of the most isolated parts of the British Isles, and its warm climate, fabulous scenery and ancient Celtic heritage make it an exhilarating destination for the adventurous traveller.
This trip is a truly unique adventure on the SwimTrek calendar and is an exciting opportunity to enjoy some spectacular adventure swimming and sailing alike.
This trip is made up of a mix of crossings (Isles of Scilly) and coastal swims (Cornish Coast). Conditions will be challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Due to the nature of some of the swims, participants should be experienced open water swimmers who are comfortable in occasionally rough conditions. Due to the nature of this trip, there is a minimum swimming speed of 24min/km (38min/mile). No sailing experience is required, however the boat team are happy for you to assist with on-board duties as much or as little as you like.
The 'Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly' trip is new for 2017. As soon as we have run our first trip, we will share some customer reviews here.