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Great North Swim

Date: 9-11 June 2023

9-11 JUNE 2023

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

The UK’s biggest and best open water swim event, the Arla 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.


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 Great North Swim weekend.

This year we have various activities available over the Great North Swim weekend. These include, Archery and Krazi Kartz. 

*Note parking between June 9 and June 11 is for Great North Swim competitors only*

Opening Times


Friday 9th June: 10:30am-7:00pm

Saturday 10th June: 7:30am-5:00pm

Sunday 11th June: 7:00am-5:00pm

Food outlets

Open everyday, opening times vary

Breakfast buns available from our BBQ on Saturday and Sunday from 7am

Bar open from 11am on Friday and 10am on Saturday and Sunday


Access to the Lakeshore area will be closed from 5:30pm Monday 5th June - 9:30am Tuesday 13th June.

The Grounds will be closed Thursday 8th June and Monday 12th June. The Adventure Playground, Garden Shed catering outlet and Tree Top Trek will remain open on these dates.


Café and gift shop open everyday 9:30am-5:30pm.

The Gaddum restaurant will be closed Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.


Wednesday – Limited availability for activities, please enquire.   

Thursday – All activities closed

Friday / Saturday / Sunday - Archery, Brave the Cave and Krazi Karts are available, only bookable on site on the day. Boats/Watersports CLOSED

Monday – All activities closed

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.

Entry Information

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