Based in the heart of Borrowdale, our intermediate Wild Swimming holiday will satisfy all your senses. View the fells from a completely different perspective… a frog’s eye view! Gently guided by your wild swimming expert Suzanna, explore the crystal clear water that rises from the Scafells and works its way through the valley on a journey towards Derwentwater. During this trip we will walk through stunning scenery to swim in tarns, gorges, and river pools. Swimming and dipping in wild water during a hike is one of life’s simple pleasures and your guide knows all the best places from Black Moss Pot and Galleney Force to the jewelled waters of Buttermere and Crummock Water. Swims are carefully chosen to complement our walking route to ensure you can enjoy the water whatever your prior experience.
The Glaramara Centre has a wonderful setting at the head of Borrowdale on the outskirts of Seatoller hamlet – a location that has ensured its popularity as a walking centre for many years. It has striking views up Borrowdale’s tributary valley of Seathwaite and across to Glaramara – hence the name. Downstairs there is a large lounge and a separate bar – both with snug log fires, a dining room, a small games/TV room, and an efficient drying room. Holidays here are priced on a full board basis and are very good value, with a choice of delicious evening meals made from fresh ingredients.
Though intermediate in grade, this takes into account the swimming as well as the walking so walks will often be shorter than the usual 8 miles.
Price includes: 4 nights full board in twin ensuite rooms. Single rooms available if you book early – £15 per night supplement
“Absolutely marvellous! Don’t have enough words to describe. The setting is glorious, Glaramara attentive with good food. But it was made wonderful by the skill of the guides and their knowledge. Couldn’t have ben better! I have so enjoyed the walking and swimming and have achieved more than I have manged before – will be enthusing for weeks!” Gill
“This was my first trip with WW and it has been fantastic. To have a holiday with a lovely group and brilliant guides was a new experience that I hope to repeat in the near future. I would recommend WW to everyone who would be looking for an active and social holiday. The wild swimming was amazing.” Julie
”Really enjoyable holiday, great variety of walks and swims which had clearly been well planned and thought out. Lovely group of women to spend a few days with, all ages and from all walks of life. Thoroughly enjoyable and great fun.” Miriam
“The guide was excellent – calm, professional, fun and adaptable.”