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Wild swim camp

Angle Tarn wild hike and swim
Wild Swimming Camp with Colin Hill
Colin Hill wild swimming instructor
Swim Club in the main hotel
Angle Tarn wild hike and swim Wild Swimming Camp with Colin Hill Colin Hill wild swimming instructor Swim Club in the main hotel

May, June, September and November

Take the plunge on our three-day wild swim camp, led by open water swim coach Colin Hill. Develop your cold swimming techniques, explore the bays and islands of the Ullswater Valley.

Wild swim camp

May, June and September

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Feel the cold water rush as you fine-tune your skills and expand your swimming experience over three days. Swim longer and go further with a boat-assisted half-mile lake crossing swim, explore lake inlets and secluded bays, try a river swim, the endless pool and even float under the stars on a night swim.

2 nights | £280pp + accommodation (charged separately)

Swim camp dates
13–15 May
10–12 June
9–11 September
30 September – 2 October

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Winter swim camp

4-6 November

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Endorphins rush, mind cleared, and the blood starts pumping... Whether you’re new to coldwater swimming or you’ve been hooked for a while, it doesn’t take long to feel the huge benefits to health and wellbeing.

Push yourself and your coldwater swimming to the next level over our three-day break, honing your techniques under the supportive guidance of Colin Hill and explore Ullswater's best open water swimming spots.

See your wild swim confidence soar with a series of outdoor swims across the lake, a guided river swim, star gazing from the water and a session in our endless pool. 

2 nights | £280pp + accommodation (charged separately)

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The details – all swim camps

  • £280pp includes all swim equipment, guides and support boat when needed. Transport will be required for Brother’s Water and river swim.

  • Accommodation from £590 for two nights including breakfast, based on two people sharing a house standard room.

  • Single occupancy from £412 for two nights including breakfast.

Contact our reservations team to book.

Wild swim camps are open to all abilities, providing you can swim 500 meters without stopping.  No outdoor swim experience is needed.

These camps are aimed at people wanting to experience lake swimming without a wetsuit – however, we do have all the kit on hand to keep you warm if you need it. 

Meet Colin Hill

Meet Colin Hill

Our renowned open water swim guide and coach Colin Hill is an English Channel solo swimmer, the first UK Male Ice Mile swimmer (one mile in under 5 degrees with no wetsuit) and was recently inducted to the Ice Swimming Hall of Fame, amongst many other accolades. His passion for open water swimming is infectious.

Swimming spots

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.