Take in the breathtaking scenery in Britain's world-famous Lake District
Enjoy the shorter daily swim distances, which are perfect for both new and seasoned open water swimmers alike
Combine your swimming with some beautiful walks to and from your start and finish points
Relax and enjoy the tranquillity at Glenthorne Guest House, just outside the lovely village of Grasmere
Get back to nature with a short escape swimming holiday in the UK’s picturesque Lake District. With freshwater swims in some of the region’s most iconic lakes, this weekend getaway is the perfect way to spend some time in the great outdoors and discover this beautiful part of the British countryside from a unique and unforgettable perspective.
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 gain confidence under the watchful eye of our experienced SwimTrek guides.
With a mix of lake and tarn swimming over the course of the trip, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the region’s most breathtaking locations. All swims are of a manageable distance and are broken up with some spectacular fell walking between locations, making this the perfect chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and disconnect for a few days of beautiful lake swimming in the British countryside.
With shorter daily swim distances, this trip is perfect for those who enjoy freshwater swimming and are looking for a weekend break amongst some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery. Swimmers should have a basic understanding of open water swimming and be capable of completing the average daily swim distance of around 3 km (split over a minimum of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
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 conditions. Your SwimTrek guides will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
A whole new view of the Lake District (especially swimming out of the river into Rydal Water)
The Lakes and Tarns Weekender is inclusive and positively 'doable' for all abilities. I loved all aspects of the weekend, all the SwimTrek team worked hard to look after us and organisation was seamless.
Lovely swimming in fresh water! Great scenery, wonderful, freeing and fun!
I can't recommend SwimTrek enough - for someone with very limited previous experience of open water swimming, I felt safe and supported at all times and had an absolutely awesome trip!
Great trip in a beautiful location. My first time with SwimTrek - hopefully not my last!
A new and exhilarating experience! I must also add that we had a wonderful group: I met some really interesting people on the trip.
A wonderful trip with the right balance of swim, trek, free time and lots of fun. Very experienced team and organisation. Always felt safe
A wonderful swim experience and unbelievably good fun.
As a slow swimmer I knew I would be slower than most people in the group but the guides were great, one of them was always close by in the canoe, and they never made me feel it mattered at all that I was slower. I had a great experience.