#20: Windermere

27 June. So today I did the Cross Windermere Swim organised by ChillSwim with Gemma and Ash. 1.2km from Wray Castle boat house to the Brockhole Visitor Centre which I completed in the rather slow (but very good for enjoying the view) time of 36mins 50secs. We went over to Ambleside last night and stayed at … More #20: Windermere

#19. Alcock Tarn

23 June. Definitely the strangest tarn experience today! I walked up to Alcock Tarn from Grasmere with Rob and Alice today. It was lovely and sunny and we stopped on the way to get some Grasmere gingerbread and an ice-cream. As I was getting changed ready to swim Rob and Alice were exploring the shores of the … More #19. Alcock Tarn

#13 – #16: Lever’s Water, Seathwaite Tarn, Blind Tarn & Goat’s Water

16 June. Had my biggest day yet on Tuesday with 4 swims and a very long walk (most of which I did in my wetsuit!). I stayed at Coniston Coppermines youth hostel for 2 nights so I started and finished there. I’d been looking at my map and had chosen 5 tarns that I wanted … More #13 – #16: Lever’s Water, Seathwaite Tarn, Blind Tarn & Goat’s Water

#12: Yew Tree Tarn

15 June. On Monday I went over to Blackmoss Pot for the afternoon with Alice, Amy, Tess, Arthur and Ryan which was fun but a bit chilly! After I left them I drove over to Coniston to spend a couple of nights in the Coppermines youth hostel. I was bowling happily along the road when suddenly I … More #12: Yew Tree Tarn

#5: Brotherswater

Number five done! A lovely day at Brotherswater today with Mike, Sivi and Oli. We even had some sunshine! Mike didn’t swim but stayed on the bank as official non-swimming photographer. I’d never swum in Brotherswater before and didn’t realise how shallow it is – most of the time we were able to stand up. This … More #5: Brotherswater