Take in the breathtaking scenery in Britain's world-famous Lake District
Enjoy the shorter daily swim distances, perfect for both new and seasoned open water swimmers alike
Combine your swimming with beautiful walks to and from your start and finish points
Relax and enjoy the tranquillity at Glenthorne Guest House, just outside the charming 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.
Who is trip for?
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 two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Lake District, U.K.
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Two nights accommodation
- All breakfast
- All lunches
- Dinner on Friday night at the Glenthorne Country Guest House
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Dinner on Saturday night
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.
The Lakes and Tarns itinerary offered a wide variety of walking and swimming, and good accommodation in a great location. All that whilst supported by staff who held your safety and enjoyment as paramount. Excellent holiday- spurred me on to swim more and plan another SwimTrek holiday!Anne B, UK - 2018
Swimming in beautiful scenery and in a great group - you experience the lakes as no one else does - it is unique and amazingAlex G, UK - 2018
This was a perfect weekend with good company, a great SwimTrek team and just outstanding scenery. To walk and swim and not use a car in such a location was wonderful.Matthew D, UK - 2018
Fantastic swimming in the Lake District - enjoyable & satisfying well beyond my expectations!David M, UK - 2018
A great way to see the world. Nothing is too much trouble for the guides.Judith H, UK - 2018
What a fantastic weekend, exceeded all my expectations. I'll be back.Brian M, UK - 2018
A whole new view of the Lake District (especially swimming out of the river into Rydal Water)James M, UK-2017
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.Penny E, UK - 2017
Lovely swimming in fresh water! Great scenery, wonderful, freeing and fun!Vivienne B, UK - 2017
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!Anna, UK - 2017