Where to swim
Borrow a wetsuit from the Sheep Shed and swim from our jetty along our shoreline. Or, head further into the lake with these suggested swims.
Kailpot Crag, characterised by ancient, gnarly foliage, has a small cliff for diving into deep water and a small shingle beach. It’s westerly aspect means you can enjoy the sunset while swimming. Take the ferry to Howtown pier and follow the lake path a mile south-west.
Swimming along the lake shore from Sandwick towards Howtown you will see woods, cliffs and rocky beaches. About half a mile on, two buoys mark a beach where you can exit the water and return to the footpath. To find your starting point, park in Sandwick hamlet and follow the path to the right signposted towards Howtown. You will come across a couple of beaches that allow you to enter the water.