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Wild Swimming

For those looking for something refreshing in every sense, Wild Swimming is a ‘must try’ activity here on the Armathwaite Hall Estate.

Situated just a short stroll down from the hotel, ‘Wild Swimmers’ are met at the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake by their instructor for a half day session in the wild and open waters.

What is included in the Wild Swimming Half Day Package?

This package takes you to either dipping in some beautiful pristine pools or an experience swimming in Bassenthwaite Lake, straight from the grounds of Armathwaite Hall Hotel.

You will be shown the basics of open water swimming, helped with wetsuit fitting and guided into the water slowly. There is no set time to be in the water, it’s for as long or as far as you feel comfortable. All of your safety will be taken care of so you can enjoy the experience of being in the water and the incredible views from the lake.

If you choose to go to the waterfalls then you will again have a full introduction to swimming in more remote places and finding perfect pools for dipping. You will be assisted with wetsuit fitting and walked the short distance to the beautiful pools. Once there you will be shown where you can dip and be given the freedom to explore, whilst always being safe with a guide around.

After all swims, you can relax and warm up with a warm drink and sweet treat. You will learn about finding your own swimming spots in the mountains and staying safe when you’re swimming on your own.

You will have hire of a wetsuit and neoprene swimming socks included in your activity if you wish to wear them, along with hot drinks, sweet treats and plenty of pictures to remember your day by. All you need to bring is a swimsuit, towel and warm clothes for afterwards.

This experience is perfect for first-time swimmers, swimmers looking to explore the pools and lakes of The Lake District, or anyone looking for a really special experience in the amazing water of the biggest National Park in England.

The session can only run with a minimum of 2 people. The Half-Day Package can be made a completely bespoke and private experience for an additional cost.

A packed lunch can be purchased from the hotel for £14.95 and will be ready for you if it is ordered at least 24 hours before your activity.


Please Note: Wild Swimming is only available to guests who are residents of Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

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