This September why not do something different when it comes to swimming a Lake District lake and swim the full length of one?....
After all Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey. After-all you haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it!
Coniston End to End is such a swim… it’s as much about discovering yourself as the surroundings you are immersed in.
The route begins at the southern end of the lake and finishes on the north shore close to Monk Coniston hugging the shoreline along the way, covering a stunning 5.25miles of open water swimming heaven! Giving you the chance to take in the landscape and for that matter waterscape, which inspired both Ruskin and Ransome.
This year’s swim is set to take place on Saturday 02 September with entries for the event closing on the 15th June, so there’s still plenty of time to train. So why not get yourself signed up and make a weekend of it? To find out more visit: www.chillswim.com
While you are at it treat yourself and book some accommodation with us here at The Coppermines Lakes Cottages and stay in a cosy retreat like Lake House, Coniston (sleeping 2-6). Allowing you to truly relax in fine style after your epic adventure!
Situated on the idyllic North Eastern side, of Coniston Water, the delightful Lake House forms part of the historic Lane Head property. Whilst the Lake House adjoins the main house, it is perfectly positioned so as not to be overlooked, instead the house enjoys magnificent views towards the lake and the Coniston fells beyond. Whether or not you've read Arthur Ransome's books about the Swallows & Amazons, based around Coniston Water this charming area of the Lake District is sure to inspire all who visit. For those who wish to explore the local area the Lakeland village of Coniston and its amenities are just over a mile away and heading off in the other direction will lead you to the picture perfect village of Hawkshead, Tarn Hows and the enchanting Grizedale Forest. Lake House is the perfect place to unwind after a challenging End to End swim. Ideally located for local amenities, yet offering the perfect place to relax with spectacular views across to The Old Man of Coniston and Coniston Water.
A short break in September coinciding with Chill Swim Coniston Friday 01 to Monday 04 September costs just £616, which works out at just £34 per person per night based on 6 staying over the weekend.
For more information on Lake House or to make a booking visit: https://www.coppermines.co.uk/cottages/coniston-village/lake-house#!