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Jun 7


June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

15 – 85

Hosted at Brockhole on Windermere, it’s a fantastic weekend of open water swimming in the stunning Lake District.

With distances to suit all levels and abilities you can enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors with friends and family. Take your pick from 250 metres, 1/2 a mile, 1 mile, 2 miles, 5k or a 10k.

New for 2019, the official John West Great North Swim Campsite means you can really make a weekend of your John West Great North Swim experience, without worrying about finding accommodation in the popular Lake District.

So what’s included?

  • A 2 night stay at our John West Great North Swim Campsite
  • Space for 1 car, 1 (7m x 7m) pitch and 2 adults (campervans are accepted but must fit on the pitch)
  • Access to hot showers and toilet facilities
  • 1 mile walk into Ambleside’s pubs and restaurants – TAKE A LOOK AT THE MAP HERE >
  • Bus stop at campsite with 20 minute bus journey to the John West Great North Swim (additional charges apply)
  • 30 minute walk to Waterhead Ferry

All for only £75 per pitch.

Don’t have a tent?

Don’t worry. You can hire a tent for an additional £15.

Take a look at our T&Cs for more information.


If you’re keen to try an open water swim, but don’t know where to start, then why not have a go at our brand new John West Great North Swim250 event?

What is it?
250 metres (the equivalent of 10 lengths of a standard 25 metre pool) of open water swimming/splashing/doggy-paddling in the bay area of Windermere.

Where: The scenic setting of Windermere in the Lake District
Who: Anyone aged 8 years old and over, suitable for all abilities
How much: £15 per entry (individual)

John West Great North Swim250 is the ideal event for new or nervous swimmers, families, and children aged 8 and over, where you can literally test the water and get a feel for swimming in the great outdoors.

Please note:

Wetsuits are compulsory and every child aged 11 and under must be accompanied by one adult (per child). Anyone aged 18+ years old is classified as an adult.

Payment information

For children aged 8 – 11 years old the entry payment is £15 and accompanying adults must also purchase an entry at a cost of £15.

For anyone aged 12 years old and over the entry is £15 per entry.

Places are limited for this fun, family-focussed event so make sure you secure yours today!



June 7, 2019
June 9, 2019
15 – 85
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Brokhole, United Kingdom + Google Map


Type of Event
Open Water Swimming