Take the plunge from pool to open water under the expert care of highly experienced SwimTrek guides
Experience unique freshwater swims in the heart of the Lake District
Stay among the forest, fells and lakes at the relaxed Glenthorne Guest House
Soak up expert advice and build your confidence in open water alongside like-minded swimmers
Still waiting to escape your warm, chlorinated pool? Looking to open water, but lacking the confidence to explore it alone? Here’s a trip to help build up your confidence - a unique adventure holiday that delivers a strong sense of achievement.
Get ready to discover open water swimming in the Lake District. Join us as we guide you to the wonders of lake swimming and the picturesque sights and walks of north-west England. Without noticing it, your confidence and knowledge of open water swimming will grow and you’ll be having loads of fun in the process.
Get back to nature with freshwater swims in some of the region’s wild lakes and hilltop tarns. The Lake District National Park lies in the county of Cumbria and covers around 700 square miles of England’s most beautiful scenery. It’s a region of high mountains, deep valleys, large lakes, remote tarns and spectacular waterfalls. It is an excellent location to develop your open water swimming skills and help you gain confidence under the watchful eye of our experienced SwimTrek guides.
All swims are of a manageable distance and are broken up with some spectacular fell walking between locations, making this the ideal way to escape the stresses of everyday life and disconnect for a few days of beautiful lake swimming with newfound friends.
Who is this trip for?
SwimTrek’s Discover Open Water in the Lake District is designed for anyone looking to get a taste of open water swimming. It’s suited for capable pool swimmers looking to experience open water swimming, or for anyone who has tried open water swimming already but would like to build their confidence. Our highly qualified swim guides will be there at all times to lead and support you in making the most of your open water swimming experience.
Swimmers do not require open water experience but should be capable of completing the average swim distance of 1-1½ km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 2½ km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Beginner’ grading designed for people new to open water swimming. It aims to build your confidence and develop open water swimming skills. There is no formal coaching.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Lake District
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Two nights accommodation at Glenthorne Guest House
- Two breakfasts
- Two lunches
- Dinner at the Glenthorne on the first night.
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Dinner on your second night
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Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during the course of your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and sea conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilot will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
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