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Water Safety

We just want to reassure you that you are in very safe hands while taking part in your swim. We have lots of fully trained water safety kayakers, lifeguards and boats monitoring you all the way around, so you're never far from some friendly support.

If you find yourself struggling, or in need of a little breather, just lay on your back and pop your hand up, and one of our safety team will make their way to you to check everything is ok.


Make sure you plan your travel ahead of the weekend and leave plenty of time to get to the start and prep for your swim.

There is no parking at Brockhole unless you've pre-paid for a place, however there are parking options in Ambleside and Bowness on Windermere. We recommend making use of the regular bus and ferry services or choose to walk to the venue. 

For more information on ferry times click here >

For more information on bus times click here >

Parking options can be found by clicking here >

Ferry and bus travel

Get 10% off travel to Great Run

We’re excited to be crowned official train partner of the Great Run Company, organisers of the largest series of running events in the world.

Take the train to your event and not only will you arrive in the heart of the city, ready to hit the Great Run starting line right on time, you'll enjoy an extra 10% off our Advance Purchase tickets.

We run direct services Oxenholme for connections to Windermere so you can sit back, relax and leave the car at home.

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Full terms and conditions for Advance Purchase Fares available here