Brockhole on Windermere
10 June 2023

Arla Great North SwimRun

10 June 2023

We can’t wait to see our SwimRun participants at Brockhole this Saturday for the Arla Great North SwimRun. Expect stunning scenery, the best of local food and drink, and thousands of like-minded people coming together. There’s a jam-packed itinerary of activities across the weekend to enjoy, with guest speakers, activities, music, and more. Plan your visit with our SwimFest guide below. For detailed event information, see the SwimRun event guide.

A booking fee (£2 per entry) is applied at checkout. 2023 entries are closed. 

Choose your distance

Short (12.6km)

Entry price per person. Entrants must be 16 years + . (Standard entry £79)

Middle (23.9km)

Entry price per team of two. Entrants must be 17 years + . (Standard entry £234)

Endurance (38.8km)

Entry price per team of two. Entrants must be 18 years +. (Standard entry £304)


How it works

For the Short distance single participants, as well as teams are permitted to take part. For the Middle and Endurance distances however, entries must be made in teams of two.

SwimRun rules are simple - complete your chosen distance carrying everything you need from start to finish; this means wearing your trainers and wetsuit for both the land and water sections of the course!

Please note: There will be a mandatory briefing prior to the event (Full details will be confirmed in pre-event emails.)

Click below for more information about the Arla Great North SwimRun:

SwimRun Rules 


Event Location

The Lake District National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. We’re hoping this event will encourage people from around the UK to see it from a new perspective and experience an exhilarating and challenging activity in their own backyard.

The event begins on the shores of Windermere, England's largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South. The finish line of the event will be shared with the Arla Great North Swim, where family and friends can watch all the action while enjoying food and drink from local vendors.

Event location

Travel & Parking

We very strongly advise you to plan your travel in advance, as many options are pre-bookable only and will sell out. There will be a drop-off and pick-up turning circle at the venue. To ensure there are no delays on the road network there will be strictly no waiting on site. Parking on roadsides and verges is strictly forbidden, and the police would like to remind participants that any cars that are parked in these areas may incur penalty charge notices or be towed away. Please be considerate to other participants, residents, and tourists and park responsibly. On-site parking on Saturday has now sold out, you can find more travel information here.



Time Wave
Friday 9 June  
18:30 - 19:30pm Middle and Endurance participants PRE-RACE BRIEFING (The Lakes School, LA23 1HW)
Saturday 10 June   
Middle and Endurance participants  
08:30 EVENT START for Middle participants 
08:30 EVENT START for Endurance participants 
Short - WAVE 1  
09:30 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 1 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
09:45 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 1 
Short - WAVE 2  
10:00 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 2 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
10:15 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 2 
Short - WAVE 3  
10:30 Ferry takes Short - WAVE 3 to start line at Wray Castle boathouse 
10:45 EVENT START for Short - WAVE 3 

Please Note. All times are subject to change in the lead-up to the event

Course Maps

Download the course maps in PDF or GPX format. Please note: these may be subject to change.