View Full Version : great north swim 2011 - windermere

November 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM
any posters swam this event? I am thinking of multi-tasking a tourist trip to dover in late august and traveling to windermere for the mile swim and extra mile in early september.


hostel info? pub info? must-see tourist events?

November 11th, 2010, 11:04 PM
Well I heard it was cancelled this year due to algae - a friend of mine was going to swim.

But the Lake District is a beautiful area of the UK. I have only been on day-trips so no advice on hotels etc although Sharrow Bay does a fancy (pricey) cream tea. There's lots of scenery to take in and plenty of walking to do. Its a bit cooler than Texas though:D:D

November 14th, 2010, 05:41 PM
thanks - good to know the swim has suffered cancellations / delays - a very long way to travel to be left watching the water from shore.