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Challenge Events, Sun 26 Aug 2018

Windermere Wild Swim

Windermere Wild Swim


The Windermere “Wild” Swim is a lake/river swim starting at Fell Foot, Windermere, With the different distances, It is a beautiful swim and you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful views of the South Lakes with Gummers How fell in the distance & the beautiful Fell Foot park. Non wetsuits swimmers allowed providing the water is 14 degrees and above for the 1500m & 15 degrees and above for the 5km event. Decision to be posted a day before event date. 14 years and over on event day for 1500m & 3km swim (parents will need sign a waiver), all other events competitors must be 16 years & over on event day. Any swimmers under 16 must be a club swimmer and will need evidence of this from a coach or club.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 26 Aug 2018 09:00 to 11:15
All U18 will need to wear a wetsuit.
Event Swim cap
Event medal to all finishers
Changing area/showers/toilets on site
Beautiful swim


Entry – £25 for the 5km.
No entries on the day – entries close Friday 24th August 2018.
Registration – – 8.30am at lakeside (at the Blue Gazebo)


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available

Prior bookings for groups. Grounds have loose gravel paths, steep slopes, grass paths and undulating terrain so only partial disabled access.



07832 376230


Newby Bridge,
LA12 8NN


Plan route to Fell Foot using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 381870  Lat: 54.27487 Long: -2.95207

On the A592, one mile from Newby Bridge
Parking: charges apply, except to National Trust members
Nearest station: Grange Over Sands 6 miles. Windermere 8 miles

Most of the paths are wheelchair accessible. Mainly gravel paths.Limited coach parking in lay-by outside park entrance. Dogs on leads welcome.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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