Angle Tarn hike and wild swim
Colin Hill swim instructor with a buoyancy aid on
Another Place, The Lake
Angle Tarn hike and wild swim

Wild Swim Camp

Flourish in open water. Fine-tune your technique. Swim under the stars.

Immerse yourself in our two-night wild swim camp for two or three days of outdoor swimming in Ullswater with Colin Hill, one of the country’s most experienced open water swimmers.

Winter swim camp – November and December

12 & 13 Nov | 1 & 2 Dec
2 nights | £220 per person

The benefits of cold water immersion are well recognised to be good for our physical fitness, health and wellbeing. From fighting dementia and depression to boosting our immune system.

With our winter swim camp you will experience a safe acclimatisation to cold water, float under the stars, and join Colin at some of his favourite swim spots in Ullswater.

This camp is aimed at those wanting to experience winter swimming, without a wetsuit. Although we do have all the kit to keep you warm.

Take the plunge into open water

19 & 20 June | 4 & 5 Sept | 2 & 3 Oct
2 nights | £250 per person

See some of Ullswater’s best open water swimming spots with Colin Hill. Swim the width of the lake, float under the stars in the bay in front of the hotel, and hike to one of the Lake Districts highest, and clearest bodies of water -Angle Tarn. 

Challenge yourself to swim further and join a club training session. Watch your confidence in open water soar with a series of outdoor swims in Ullswater, one of England’s largest lakes, with expert tuition from Colin Hill.

Open water swimming support boat

Swimming spots

Islands, bays, beaches, crags; take part in a series of guided outdoor swims in the Ullswater valley with a small group of swimmers – ideal for solo explorers or with friends.

Swimming instructor Colin Hill

Colin Hill

An English Channel solo swimmer and the first UK Male Ice Mile swimmer, Colin lives in the Ullswater valley and has been a swim guide for over 20 years. He loves sharing his passion for open water swimming with both novices and the more experienced. You’ll be in good hands with Colin and his team of qualified open water swim coaches and lifeguards.

Explore Another Place, The Lake

Our hotel grounds are set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park on the shores of Ullswater. Here you’ll find six shepherd huts, an architect-designed treehouse, Victorian inspired Glasshouse and meadows stretching down to our private jetty on the lake shore.

Inside the hotel are 40 bedrooms, two restaurants, the library and Swim Club; our take on a spa, with treatment rooms and a 20 metre lake view swimming pool.

Take a wetsuit from the sheep shed, kayak or paddleboard round the lake or book onto a cold water swimming session with expert coach, Colin Hill.