While you would not be expected to find the Gnome garden of Wast Water, it is the story that surrounds it which makes this swim one of the most entertaining. Wast Water is England's deepest lake and situated, allegedly, at just beyond 50m is a gnome garden. This garden had been 'growing' at 48m deep but police divers were instructed to remove it after three divers died in the late 1990's due to spending too much time at this depth. Since then the garden has been reconstructed a few metres below the original, just out of reach of the maximum depth the police are allowed to dive to!
This tour is not fixed within our calendar and therefore we tend to put it on when clients require.
Must be able to swim 2km
£75.00 per person
Swim on the Wild Side is the Lake District's only swimming holiday operator offering fully coached activities with a qualified and experienced coach.
All of our swims are fully risk assessed, insured and we abide by the strict environmental rules laid down by the Lake District National Park, following the 'Ditch the Hitchers' campaign.
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