Buttermere Swim Event Information

The Utterly Buttermere is organised by Head to the Hills in association with The Open Water Swimming Club and The National Trust. 

Included in Your Utterly Buttermere Swim entry:
  • The UK's cleanest open water swim in clear azure lake water
  • Improved electronic timing
  • Event swim cap
  • Event momento
  • Excellent water & shore based safety cover and management
  • Feed stations for the 5k and 10k race
  • Fun and inclusive atmosphere :)
  • Free Event Parking*
  •  £10 BlueSeventy Wetsuit voucher from HeadtotheHills.co.uk
  • 10% discount voucher for The Epicentre, Ambleside.
  • 10% discount Voucher @ Claire Wilson Sports Massage
  • Wilf's Flapjack at the finish... yeay!
  • VAT at 20% Booo!
  • National Trust license fee
Head to the Hills and the Utterly Buttermere Swim Supports the Cumbria Rivers trust.
Utterly Buttermere Swim Briefing Notes: Full briefing notes 
Keep up to date with us:
facebook/headtothehills and twitter @headtohills
Utterly buttermere facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/429555460450822/
Traffic Management & Parking:
Buttermere is a idyllic little Lake district village, please help us protect its character and environment by allowing plenty of time to arrive, park and get to the start.
This year we are encouraging all competitors to car-share, it’s a great way to share costs and event camaraderie. Please don’t arrive with only one person in your car. Arrange car sharing on the Utterly Buttermere Facebook page.
Free event car parking is provided in a farmers field. Parking is at your own risk and will depend on ground conditions. If the field is too wet please do not park.
Please see FAQ's for more ideas on Where to park?
For event facilities and logistics, parking, wetsuit and equipment questions etc please see Utterly Buttermere Swim FAQ's .
Friends and family are more than welcome and are sure to have a great day out too in this gorgeous corner of the Lake District. There are easy terrain paths both to and along the Lake shore, perfect for viewing the course.
Refreshments and others purchases:
The Fabulous Skyes Farm Cafe, 2 pubs and cafe. Last minute swim purchases will be available from Head to the Hills.
Our Swim Sponsors:
BlueSeventy Wetsuits |  Strel Swimming | The Epicentre | Truncator | CumbriaPR