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Guests

Guided wild & open water swimming

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.

Stargazing Night Swims

Stargazing night swims

Season: All year, several each month
Cost: £35
Duration: Up to 60 minutes
Group: Up to 5 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.

Woman wild swimming in a lake

Introduction to open water swimming

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

Wild swimmer Colin Hill

Cross lake swim

Season: May to October
Cost: £60
Duration: 60 minutes
Group: Up to 3 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: £35
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

Perfect your swiming technice in Ullwater Swim Place's endless pool

Endless pool sessions with Ullswater Swim Place

Season: All year
Cost: £65
Duration: 1 hour
Group: Individual.

Wild swimming at Kailpot, Ullswater

Wild swimming adventure to Kailpot

Season: April to October
Cost: £50
Duration: 90 minutes (including travel by boat)
Group: Up to 6 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.

Swimming in Ullswater

Ullswater cold water swim sessions

Season: Winter
Cost: £35
Duration: 45 minutes
Group: Up to 5 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.

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