Wild Swimming with the NWTN

Wild Swimming with the NWTN


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National Trust - Fell Foot

Fell Foot Park (National Trust)

Newby Bridge

LA12 8NN

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Novice or expert, join our bespoke Wild Swim in Windermere for an escapade with fellow linguists who share a love of the outdoors!

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Come and join us on a bespoke introduction session to Wild Swimming hosted by Sleeker Swim in the Lake District. It starts at the beautiful Fell Foot Park at the bottom of Windermere and involves a swim down the lake towards the river Kent. Enjoy the lovely scenery and wildlife from a different vantage point! We may also see the old steam train pass through the trees at the side of the lake on its journey to Lakeside!

Our plan after a quick introduction, briefing session and hot drink, is to walk to our Wild Swim spot in the meadow at Fell Foot park (about a 7 min walk from the gazebo). You will need a pair of comfortable walking shoes suitable for mostly grassy, flat terrain. A rucksack will also be helpful to carry your swim gear, wetsuit, towels etc & clothes to put on after our swim.

Once at our Wild Swim spot, we will get our wetsuits on, then we will enter the water and acclimatise to the temperature before embarking on our swim adventure. We will cover in the region of 800 – 1000m over the morning.

Standard: Beginner to intermediate (breaststroke swimmers are fine) – need to be able to swim 800m in a pool.

Wetsuit hire and the use of tow floats is included (please feel free to bring your own if you have one) within the cost if needed, free swim cap included too.

Parking: If you indicate in advance that you are attending between 09:20 and 09:45 at the latest, you can park for £2 all day as you can be let into the gate early. If you are arriving after 09:45am, you will need to book via the National Trust system for Fell Foot which is £5 per person all day (or free for NT members but you still have to book online). Please let us know if you want to benefit from this offer when checking out.

Cancellation policy: We will require a minimum of 7 swimmers for this event to run. The main booking and payment will be handled by Sleeker Swim. In the event that the whole session is cancelled due to weather or circumstances out of our control, we will endeavour to reschedule another date. If you cannot attend that new date, you will receive a refund. If an individual is unable to attend due to personal reasons, you will receive a credit for another available Sleeker Swim course (valid for one year) or transfer the booking to a friend.

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