Experience an unforgettable swimming holiday among the green fells of the Lake District
Stay close to stunning Crummock Water and Buttermere and discover the area's lesser-known waters
Reap the benefits of fully escorted outdoor swims with expert guides and share adventures with like-minded swimmers
Dine at the stunning Buttermere Court Hotel and take iconic hikes in the Lake Poets' footsteps
The Western Lakes and fells are undoubtedly some of the most striking in the UK’s famous Lake District. A world away from the bustle of the Northern and Southern Lakes, this area offers you the chance to truly relax and take some time out, as well as enjoy some fantastic swimming opportunities. With the tranquillity of such remote locations, combined with decent daily swim distances, this trip is a fantastic short escape in one of the UK's most picturesque regions.
Stay with like-minded swimmers at the stunning Buttermere Court Hotel and enjoy escorted swims in the large freshwater expanses of Buttermere and Crummock Water, including possible full length lake swims you'll never forget!
Who is this trip for?
This trip offers the classic SwimTrek lake crossings and is perfect for those looking for an adventure in a less visited part of the UK, whether you are new to open water swimming or an accomplished swimmer.
Swimmers should be capable of completing the average swim distance of 1½ km prior to the start of the trip. The average daily swim distance is around 3½ km (split over a minimum of two swims).
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
- Fully guided swimming holiday in the Western Lakes of the Lake District
- Two nights' accommodation at Buttermere Court Hotel, between Crummock Water and Buttermere
- Two breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner at the Buttermere Court Hotel
- Swim guides and full safety escort on every swim
What's not included?
- Dinner on Day 2
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Wetsuit hire (if required)
Group and Private Trips
If you'd like to have a chat about arranging a group trip, please contact us with the dates you'd like. We'll be in touch to chat about putting together a truly memorable group experience.
For more information please visit: www.swimtrek.com/group-trips-private-trips-tailor-made
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.
Excellent couple of days at Buttermere in July, Swimtrek team on the ball as always.Roger Houghton
If you enjoy swimming, this is an excellent way to experience safe, guided open water swimming with like minded people. Fantastic fun!Yvonne H. UK
Amazing weekend in the lakes! Loved it!Paulius S. UK
I want to go on SwimTrek holidays again and again. I wouldn't describe myself as a natural water baby, but I now count open fresh water swimming as one of my top hobbies. Can't recommend Lithuania and/or the Lake District trips more highly!Victoria W. UK
A beautiful, intrepid, swimming adventure.Alison R. UK