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Wild swimming

Formed by glaciation, Ullswater has excellent water quality, perfect for wild swimming. There’s plenty of it too. Islands and beaches pepper it’s seven mile length, satisfying even the biggest appetites for exploration.

Join a guided swim when you stay with us, or borrow a swim wetsuit and get going at your own pace.

Group of open water swimmers in Ullswater

Start a wild swimming adventure on Ullswater with Colin Hill, a local open-water swimmer, who just happens to be in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and English Channel soloist.

Close-up shot of man swimming in Ullswater during a Swim Clinic at Another Place, The Lake

Borrow a wetsuit and float from the Sheep Shed and swim from our jetty along our shoreline. Or, head further into the lake with these suggested swims and our essential guidelines to ensure you swim safely.

A woman swimming breaststroke at Swim Clinic

Perfect your front crawl and learn to swim smoother, further and faster in open water on our two-day swim clinic with fully qualified swim coach, Salim Ahmed from Swim Lab.

Swim Club at Another Place, The Lake

Relax

Discover our take on a spa in Swim Club.

Sailing on Ullswater

Get active

Get out on the water or into the fells.