Combine freshwater swims and restorative yoga in Cumbria's iconic Lake District
Get back to nature, where the Lake Poets roamed, with stunning fell walks and unforgettable lake and tarn swimming
Reset and stretch your open water skills with a group of like-minded lake swimmers and expert guides
For this YogaSwim experience we are based in Cumbria’s picturesque Lake District National Park. The Lake District covers around 700 square miles of England’s most beautiful natural scenery. It’s a region of high mountains, deep valleys, large lakes, remote tarns and spectacular waterfalls. Return to nature with freshwater swims in iconic lakes and small mountain tarns, walks to clear the mind and free the senses, and yoga to relax and strengthen the body.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the region’s most idyllic locations. We start each day with yoga practice, led by an experienced instructor. Then, at the end of the day, we’ll unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class as well. All swims are of a manageable distance and are connected by stunning fell walks between locations. What better way could there be to escape everyday life and disconnect from distractions for a few days of beautiful wild lake swimming?
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy yoga, or who want to explore the benefits of yoga and how it naturally complements and enhances our swimming. We swim twice per day in freshwater and among some of the country’s most beloved scenery. Swims are shorter than an average SwimTrek Trip, so if you prefer to cover more km’s per day then you may like to take a look at our Lakes & Tarns trip.
Swimmers do not require open water experience but 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 3km (split over a minimum of two swims). No prior experience of yoga is required.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
Why Yoga and Swimming?
Yoga and swimming are a perfect combination. For swimmers, yoga offers both physical and mental benefits. Yoga increases awareness to breathing, develops strength and increases mobility, especially if you can work yoga into your daily routine. Through meditation, relaxation and stretching, yoga has incredible restorative qualities, relaxing the nervous system and muscular tension. It can help you centre and focus, and to find the perfect rhythm for your swims.
- Fully guided yoga and swimming holiday in the Lake District
- Swim guides and full safety escort on all swims
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip
- Experienced instruction from our expert yoga teacher
- Two nights accommodation at Glenthorne Guest House
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinner on the first night at the Glenthorne Guest House
- ABTOT Financial Protection
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meal on second 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.
What a fabulous introduction to open water swimming in the beautiful Lake District. The combination with yoga was ideal with morning sessions to wake up and refresh and more restorative practice post swim to consolidate the whole body experience. Highly recommended.Rachel S, UK - 2022
Was an amazing experience . The staff were amazing so connected with the group . Safety was paramount at all times . The most amazing locations and nothing at all to fault .Sue A, UK -2022
Beautiful lake swims in amazing scenery with friendly and experienced support team!Frey E
Despite all the challenges of Covid Swim Trek ran a superb holiday in the Lake District, perfectly planned with the usual amazing guides, top food and stunning location. We left feeling restored back to life. What an amazing organisation that hasn't lost its identity. We will be back.Kirsten H
Perfect cool water, relaxing yoga, great company and a peaceful location in glorious sunshine - what more could I ask for?Catherine B
An older woman can still be as great as she wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication and the motivation…..it can be done. Adapted for me from a quote by Vince Lombardi.Annie K
This was my second SwimTrek holiday, and everything about it was simply perfect. Guides Heidi and Liam were amazing... The yoga was just right - in the mornings it would stretch and energise us in preparation for the swims, and in the evenings it would help us relax those tired but happy swimming muscles. The accommodation was good, the post-swim cakes and laughs were fantastic... I honestly can't find fault with this trip. I'm already planning my next SwimTrek, and I might just actually do this one again.Carin B