Wild swimming in the Lake District
With soaring peaks and serene water, Ullswater is a paradise for wild swimming. Formed by the volcanic upheavals of times gone by – and the glaciation that followed – Ullswater offers excellent water quality, islands to explore, and shores for beach picnics. England’s second largest lake at nine miles in length, Ullswater is widely regarded as the most beautiful of all the lakes. Despite its growing popularity, undiscovered corners remain for wild swimmers of all abilities.