• Crystal clear
    Crystal clear Come and swim the best Lakes in the country, even if we say so ourselves!
  • Utterly Buttermere Swim Weekend
    Utterly Buttermere Swim Weekend Buttermere - one of the most picturesque lakes in the Cumbrian Lake District.
  • Dive in!
    Dive in! Immerse yourself in a weekend of top quality open water swimming.

Utterly Buttermere Swim Weekend

Buttermere swim sportive entries now open
Issue 1/2013

We're giving the Utterly Buttermere Swim event a break for 2014 this gives us more time to introduce new swims such as the new and improved version... The Utterly Buttermere Swim Weekend. 

Indulge in a whole weekend swimming in the Buttermere Valley. find out more here: 

The Utterly Buttermere Swim Weekend


Guided Swims & Adventures

  • Double Dipper
  • Wild Swim Weekend

The Helvellyn Double Dipper Adventure Swim


Swimming the waters of Ullswater and the awe inspiring Red Tarn, adds something really special to one of the most enjoyable Lake District mountain walks..

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Windermere Wild Swim Weekend

 windermere swim holiday

19 - 21 July 2013 & 23 - 25 Aug 2013
Some of the most inspirational swims in the UK feature in our Wild Swimming Weekend, based in a fabulous mansion on the edge of Windermere, in the heart of the Lake District.

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Swim with Us

Great Course



Choice of distances
Choose the distance for you 1500m, 5k or 10K

An Awesome Lake



Lake facts
Buttermere is 1.5m long by 3/4mile wide it's 22.86m deep (75feet).

Challenge Yourself



Achieve something amazing
Come and swim with an amazing group of people who just want to make sure you meet your own personal goal.

More info coming soon

  • 1500m 9.30am Start +

    2013 closed
  • 5K 10.45am Start +

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  • 10K 10.45am Start +

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Utterly Buttermere Swim

Lake Buttermere Buttermere is an utterly stunning location for a swim. It’s an outdoor swimmers paradise with crystal clear water & unparalleled views.
Swimming in Buttermere Tip top paddlers!
Lake buttermere safety Good looking friendly safety marshals :)

Swim Safe.

Will be provided by land based lifeguards, safety marshals and Kayakers. Swimming wetsuits are compulsory*, they form part of the safety policy and provide buoyancy and warmth.

*Unless by prior arrangement with the Head to the Hills safety team.