9th - 11th September 2022|
The Lakes - Sept 2022
A weekend of, dips, swims and hikes taking in some of the finest wild swimming locations....swimming nirvana backed by mountains. With an option to add a morning Ghyll scrambling.
Time & Location
9th - 11th September 2022
Cumbria, Cumbria, UK
About the event
The full itinerary will be set out nearer the time, location will be focused in the North West area of The Lake District. we will include swims on Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be an early morning (pre breakfast swim) then a trek/swim route, finishsing with a longer swim, Sunday will be a a trek/swim route.
To give you an understanding of what we mean on the trek days an example follows: Meet at car park x and we will walk along mountain paths to the first plunge stop for a quick refreshing dip (includes short rough scramble). Continue walk gaining height to reach large mountain tarn for longer swim (with/without wetsuit). Walk back taking opportunity to take third dip of the day in another remote mountain pool. Walk back to car park. Route length 10km assent 600m. This will be the hardest type of route.
On the two trek days we will include a drink and snack after. You will need to carry your own gear including some light refreshments. Treks will take around 4-6 hours Saturday, with 3-4 Sunday including swims.
All swims are weather dependant and can change, the swim trip is non-refundable & non-transferable, but if we have to cancel all or some of the swims for any reason, you will receive a Full/Pro Rata Refund. (No refunds if people cannot travel).
The Lakes - September 2022
This swim trip will include swims on Friday evening, early morning pre breakfast dip Saturday (if you fancy getting up) and then a main trek/swim with multiple stops. Sunday will start with an early longer lake swim followed by a trek/swim. You will be free to make your own travel, accommodation and food arrangements, although some light refreshments will be supplied on the trek/swims.
Extra Day - Ghyll Scrambling
An introduction to ghyll scrambling, this will include a walk in and a guided easy scramble up a ghyll negotiating slippery rocks, cold water, plunge pools and short pitch scrambles ending with a water fall dip. Old trainers, wetsuit and water safety helmet will be required.