Tag Archives: Grassmere

Wild Swimming Films

During the Spring and Summer of 2012 we took a few month out to explore the Lake District, England’s Number One visitor destination. Most days we tried to swim in some of the 80 tarns, rivers or lakes there. Check out the 5 films below, each of which shows swimming opportunities in different parts of the district. We swam in all of the following during the months of May and June. At other times of the year, my advice may not be relevant, due to weather conditions. Lake Windermere, Wastwater,…

Loughrigg Fell – 9km Walk and Grassmere Swim

This is a full day walk or run, offering excellent views of Rydal Water and Grassmere, and the chance to swim safely in both the lakes. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English Lakes, South Eastern Area), and its best to take that map; I think it might be frustrating to try to find your way without it. Leave the Windermere Marina Village and drive up the main A591 to Ambleside. Pass through the village and head on towards Rydal, but just before you turn the bend into…