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Brockhole
On Windermere

 

A STUNNING LOCATION

Over the last decade the Great North Swim has grown from just 3,000 swimmers to almost 10,000.
Our location at Brockhole on Windermere allows us to continue to improve the Great Swim experience for participants and spectators alike.

 

ACTIVITES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

There's plenty of activities for the whole family including adventure playgrounds, trails and orienteering, bike hire, a shop and exhibitions. Many activities are covered so there is lots to do, whatever the weather. Brockhole has a great selection of food on offer to suit all tastes and budgets. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible, and skilfully prepared by their experienced team of chefs. There is also a wide range of independent local food producers on site especially for the Great North Swim over the eventweekend. Brockhole is also dog friendly but please keep your furry friends on the lead and out of the water. Find out more at www.brockhole.co.uk.

 

ABOUT WINDERMERE

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. With large screens around the event site, family and friends can watch all the action.

 

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT IN THE LAKES

Why not turn your trip into a great weekend away. Take time to explore the land that has inspired world-renowned poets and writers such as Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The breathtaking scenery of the Lake District acts as a natural adventure playground - as well as Windermere being England's longest lake, it also boasts England's highest mountain (Scafell Pike), deepest lake (Wastwater) and steepest road (Hardknott Pass). Where else could you find such a variety of world-class outdoor activities in such an accessible and compact region?

 

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS IN THE LAKE DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK:

Mountain Biking-The Loughrigg fell tour: The Lake District is one of the most exciting places in the world to come mountain biking. If you want to challenge yourself on England's highest peaks, to enjoy an epic day out over endless miles of stunning countryside, or to journey for several days, barely touching tarmac, this is the place to visit.The fells just west of Ambleside are gentler than the higher fells and offer a good introduction to those new to the Lake District. The Loughrigg Fell circular mountain bike tour takes in the pretty mix of lakes, woodland fells and lanes that surround the base of Loughrigg Fell.

Rydal Mount and Gardens- Rydal, Ambleside, Cumbria: Rydal Mount, Wordsworth's best loved home for 37 years. Here he wrote many of his poems and revised and improved much of his earlier works including the Prelude and the famous 'Daffodils' poem. This historic home offers, large beautiful terraced gardens landscaped by the poet, magnificent views of lake Windermere and Rydal Water.

Derwent Water Marina - Keswick, Cumbria: This busy marina on Derwentwater offers watersports tuition, boat hire, sailing, kayaking and canoeing.

The World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere Windermere, Cumbria: A magical indoor attraction that brings to life all 23 Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit tales. Meet all your favourite characters and find out more about Beatrix Potter herself.

Townend -Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria: A real Lakeland hidden treasure set in the beautiful village of Troutbeck, this 17th century solid stone and slate house sits imposingly on the hillside, its huge chimneys typical of the area.

 

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