Press launch Swim in a Wild Windermere


Waiting to go swimming in WindermereHead to the Hills officially launched the Utterly Buttermere Swim this week by taking the local press swimming in Windermere. 


We wanted to give the journalists just a taste of open water swimming, its not Buttermere but it was wild.


Read Pete's blog post on Press launch swim in a wild Windermere.


Happy Easter Swim

Easter swishWishing you all a great Easter break, I hope you manage to fit in some swims. Its still very cold in the Lakes at the moment and just in case you were planning an Utterly Buttermere recce this Easter ~ Buttermere is currently 2oc. 

Alternatively you can check out the route here: Utterly Buttermere swim route

Have a great Easter :)



Places to stay in Buttermere

Looking for places to stay in Buttermere for the Utterly Buttermere swim then please take a look on our Buttermere Village page. 

Another good option for Buttermere accommodation is the Dalegarth Guesthouse & Campsite just along the shore of Buttermere (you could swim to the start from here!).

Other places to consider are Keswick, Lorton, Lowes water, Braithwaite & Cockermouth.

Please ensure you leave adequate travel & parking time.


Utterly Buttermere Swim Numbers So Far

An update on the Utterly Buttermere Swim Numbers 

The 1500m is a great distance for those wanting to get a taste of open water swimming in these beautiful clear waters and we have 46 ready to dive in so far.

Proving the most popular distance is the 5k where 121 swimmers will swim a complete circuit around Buttermere

49 intrepid swimmers will be getting twice the enjoyment swimming the 10k. Thanks for your support guys and ladies :).



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