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John West Great North Swim

Date: 10-12 June 2022

10-12 June 2022

Join us for an open water swimming experience you'll never forget!

The UK’s biggest and best open water swim event, the John West Great North Swim, returns to the beautiful setting of Brockhole on Windermere for a fantastic, family-friendly open water swimming adventure.

With distances ranging from 250 metres right up to a 10k there are options for all levels and abilities.

Enjoy the scenery, embrace the elements and soak up the experience this summer.

Entries are now open.


Make a day of it at Brockhole

With so much to do for the entire family and plenty of places to eat, why not make the most of seeing family and friends on the stunning shoreline of Windermere.

Check out our activities on offer, and feast your eyes on our delicious cafes. Please note Mini Golf is not available during the John West Great North Swim weekend.

This year we have various activities available over the Great North Swim weekend. These include, Archery, Krazi Kartz, Brave the Cave and the Faerie Trail. All activities over the Great North Swim weekend are only bookable on site on the day. 

Where to Eat

Brockhole has a great selection of food outlets to suit all tastes and budgets. All ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible, and skilfully prepared by our experienced team of chefs.

This year, we are very pleased to announce we have launched our vintage Fish & Chip van, serving some of the best fish and chips in the Lake District with views to match. 

Entry Information

Head over to the Great North Swim website for entry information.


**Please note that Activities and Access to the Gardens will be closed Thursday 9th June, and Monday 13th June**