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Guided wild & open water swimming in the Lake District

Led by Colin Hill, our renowned open water swim guide and coach, English Channel solo swimmer, first UK Male Ice Mile swimmer (one mile in under 5 degrees with no wetsuit) & former Age Group Triathlon Champion. His passion for open water swimming is infectious.

Angle Tarn hike and wild swim

Angle Tarn hike & wild swim

Season: May to September, every Wednesday
Cost: £65pp
Duration: 4 hours from 8.30am
Hike: 4 miles. Meet at Patterdale car park (15mins drive). Transport not provided.
Group: Up to six people. Children 15 years and over. 15-17 years must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian. Suitable for people who can swim 500 metres and walk for two hours.

Night swimming in Ullswater at Another Place

Stargazing night swims

Season: All year, three times a week in spring/ summer months
Cost: £40pp
Duration: Up to 60 minutes (depending on weather and time of year)
Group: Up to six people. Children 14 years and over. 14-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Suitable for beginner and experienced swimmers. This is a swim experience rather than a serious swim.

Introduction to wild and open water swimming with swim coach Colin Hill

Introduction to open water swimming

Season: May to September
Cost: £35pp
Duration: 60 minutes
Group: Up to six people. Children 11 years and over. 11-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Suitable for beginner swimmers. Must be able to swim 100 metres.

Swim across Ullswater with Colin Hill as your guide

Cross lake swim

Season: May to October
Cost: £60
Duration: 60 minutes
Group: Up to three people. Children 12 years and over. Children age 12-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who can travel in the boat. All participants must be able to swim a minimum of 1km.

Moonlight swims on Ullswater

Full moon night swims

Season: All year, once each month
Cost: £40
Duration: 60 minutes
Group: Up to six people. Children 14 years and over. Children age 14-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Suitable for beginner and experienced swimmers. Read our blog

Endless pool swim training facility at Another Place, The Lake

Endless pool sessions with Ullswater Swim Place

Season: All year
Cost: £68
Duration: 60 minutes.
Group: Individual.

Kailpot adventure swim at Another Place, The Lake

Wild swimming adventure to Kailpot

Season: April to October
Cost: £50
Duration: 90 minutes (including travel by boat)
Group: Up to six people. Children 10 years and over. Children age 10-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must be able to swim a minimum of 200m.

Guided cold water swim sessions in Ullswater

Ullswater cold water swim sessions

Season: Winter
Cost: £40
Duration: 45 minutes
Group: Up to six people. Children 14 years and over. Children age 14-17 years need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Suitable for beginner and experienced swimmers.

Wild swimming lessons at Another Place, The Lake

Good to know

Equipment

You will need a swimming costume, we will provide wetsuits, boat and safety equipment. Your adventure will start and finish at our private jetty at The Lake.

Booking a session

We advise booking ahead of your stay. If you cannot find a session scheduled during your stay, please ask and we will check to see if an instructor can be made available. Book a swim session online.

On request

Colin can act as a guide on full-length lake swims, which is 7 miles end-to-end or give one to one coaching lessons. Read our guest blog by Alex Lester, a novice swimmer who swam the length of the lake and has many reasons why you should, too. Find out more from Colin Hill at Ullswater Swim Place