Open Water Swimming

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Open Water Swimming

There are lots of swimming spots in the Lake District so take your picnic and spend the day playing in the water.

Swim the Tarns

There are over 200 tarns in the Lake District providing lots of opportunity for wild or outdoor swimming. Most tarns are high up the mountains so require a long walk to access.

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Crummock Water Wild Swim

Located next to Butteremere this is a great swimming lake and can be very quite. Entry spots are limited and you usually need a little walk to access the lake with a few exceptions.

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Buttermere Wild Swim

Butteremere is a popular wild swimming spot; it is a lovely lake in a beautiful valley with little or no boats to worry the swimmer.

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Bassenthwaite Lake

As a quieter lake Bassenthwaite is a great wild swim spot. There are many places to enter the lake and options of long, short, or medium swims.

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Langastrath Valley and Black Moss Pot

This one’s a fun one; a dip and adventure rather than a training swim.

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Drewent Water Wild Swimming

Derwent Water offers a lot of access points for Wild Swimming. With a footpath around a lot of the lake you can pretty take your pick.

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