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Great North Swim 2018

Posted Thursday, 07 June 2018, 1.16pm

As you may already know, this weekend hosts the Great North Swim. Unfortunately it was cancelled last year due to poor weather, so we anticipate that this year will be well attended!

Over the last decade the event has grown from just 3,000 swimmers to almost 10,000 and the new location at Brockhole on Windermere will allow us to continue to improve the Great Swim experience for participants and spectators alike - see what’s new for 2018...

Activities for visitors
Adventure Playground (for all ages) - Open all day from 8.30am - FREE

Fell Tarn Friends Soft Play Area (under 5yrs) - Open all day from 9.00am - FREE

Archery (7yrs+) - Running all day from 9.30am – 15 minute sessions just £5

Laser Clay Shooting (10yrs+) Running all day from 9.30am – 15 minute sessions just £5

Brave the Cave (for ages 5yrs+, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult) - Running all day from 9.30am – 15 minute sessions just £5

The Creative Craft Cabin (for all ages) - Running all day from 9.30am - just £5 for 30 minutes - take home anything you make.

Food and Drink
There’ll be a wide range of independent local food producers on site, ranging from hog roasts to crepes to speciality sausages, making up the Food Courtyard especially for the Great North Swim weekend.

Alternatively you can celebrate post-swim success at The Britannia Inn, where there will be a great selection of real ales, gins and wine available!


Brockhole is also dog friendly but please keep your furry friends on the lead and out of the water.

Good luck to all that take part, from all of us at The Brit!

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