#76: Arnsbarrow Tarn

I spent this morning with my friend Lindsey but had the afternoon free. I’m staying in Hawkshead tonight so I was looking for something reasonably near by and my eye was caught by Arnsbarrow Tarn. The walk in didn’t look too arduous and it’s only small, so it looked just right. I parked at the … More #76: Arnsbarrow Tarn

#75: Angle Tarn

Well, here I am again, back in the Lakes. I just have a few days up here but I’m trying to squeeze a few swims in as well as trying to catch up with everyone! Today I managed to combine some wonderful swimming with catching up with two very dear friends. I met Katy and … More #75: Angle Tarn

#73: Low Water

21/05/18 In my first summer of this challenge I came and stayed at Coniston Coppermines hostel with the aim of doing a big walk and five swims. I did the walk and four of the swims but time and tiredness caught up with me and I decided not to do the last swim on my … More #73: Low Water

#72: Dockey Tarn

17/05/18 One of the great things about staying in youth hostels is that you tend to meet lots of nice people. I’ve been staying in Hawkshead hostel for the past couple of nights and got chatting to a very nice woman from Copenhagen called Mette. She has discovered a love of the Lakes and is … More #72: Dockey Tarn

#71: Elterwater

This morning I woke up to a grey sky and the ground wet from a night of drizzle. But the weather forecast promised that it would brighten up so I put my faith in that and late in the morning I set off for Elterwater. I’d arranged to meet Mike in the car park and … More #71: Elterwater

#70: High Dam

Here I go again! Yes, I know, it’s been a very long time since my last post. Last year I was travelling around Asia and New Zealand so although I did do some swimming none of it was in the Lake District. But now I am back in the UK and ready to get back … More #70: High Dam

#69: Blea Tarn

I had a few hours to spare in the Lakes yesterday afternoon – and what better way to spend it than going for a swim? It is definitely starting to feel autumnal now and my first idea was to choose a diddly little tarn somewhere that I could just splosh in and out of to … More #69: Blea Tarn

#68: Skeggles Water

Today started off very similarly to yesterday – driving rain and heavy grey skies with the addition of a healthy wind. But the forecast said that it would brighten up in the afternoon, so we put our faith in that and drove up Longsleddale all the way to Sadgill at the end. It’s a long … More #68: Skeggles Water

#67: Beacon Tarn

I’ve been doing this challenge for about a year and a half now and for the whole time my mum, Deb, has been saying she’d love to come and swim with me – and yesterday she finally did. We met in Kendal and sat in the car looking at the maps for a little while. Outside … More #67: Beacon Tarn