Great North Swim

The Great North Swim is Europe’s largest open water swimming event with around 10,000 participants and will return to Windermere once again this June.


Did you know - Windermere is England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South.

Surrounded by some of the nation’s most spectacular natural scenery - the Lake District National Park - the Great North Swim is an inspiring outdoor swim. Family and friends can watch all the action from the banks of Windermere.

For further information visit the Great North Swim website.

With more local events happening throughout the season, keep an eye out for further updates.