Once in a while it’s worth getting up a little early to experience the most magical time of the day; a summer dawn in the Lake District. Surrounded by mountains, with the sun peeping over the eastern skyline, you’ll sample the soundtrack of this World Heritage Site as you’ve never heard it before. Drifting across the still waters of Derwentwater will come the weets and hoots of waterfowl, the incredible song of the skylark, and the squabbling of swallows, mixed with the calls of lambs in the fields leading down to the lake.
While under the surface, the rays of the breaking sun will highlight the vegetation and marine life starting out a new summer's day.
Starting at sunrise, this swim tour will take in the peaceful waters of Derwentwater, where afterwards there will be a welcome hot drink and breakfast waiting for you. In the tranquil surroundings of Derwentwater it’s possible to watch an amazing range of wildlife and birds, including skylarks, grebe, herons, dippers and kingfishers, as they go about their morning duties.
There are only 10 places on each of these swims, so get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.
Must be able to swim 1km
£49.00 per person
17 May at 04:30
7 June at 04:00
5 July at 04:00
2 August at 05:00
6 September at 06:00
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.
Want to make a booking? We’ll be happy to devise a schedule to fit your plans where possible just click here to visit our calendar.
Need more information? Dive into our Any Questions page here.