The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of either 2 or 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Coniston is the third and final event of the series.
For each date and location there are 2 event distances to choose from which provides novices, intermediates and elite swimmers with a challenge to match. Our 3 venues are Coniston Water, Derwent Water (Keswick) and Ullswater (Patterdale). The scenery for each is absolutely breathtaking.
Set in the Vale Of Esthwaite famous for Beatrix Potter(a founder member) & William Wordsworth the show field is situated half a mile north of our quaint village. With plenty of attractions for people to see all day -
Totepool Cartmel Cup Day is the opening day of the August meeting - one of the most popular days. As always, the huge funfair will be in the Course Enclosure and there will be lots of fun for the whole family.
The 2017 Annual Grasmere Lakeland Sports, now celebrating 167 years of existence, has been a regular annual event since 1868, unbroken except for the two periods of the First and Second World Wars. Now one of the most popular traditional events in the English Lake District, participants compete in a variety of sports, including Cumberland Wrestling, Fell Running and Hound Trails.
The final day of the season, the Bank Holiday Celebration Hurdle is sponsored by Coral Bookmakers. The race is the highest class event staged at Cartmel and attracts the top jockeys and trainers as well as highly rated horses.
Long distance open water swimming isn’t just about swimming around buoys in a loop– it’s about the journey. Travelling the length of a lake from one end to the other, swimming across a channel, or completing a swim from one set point to another gives the swim meaning. You haven’t swum a lake until you have completed the full length of it.
The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the Country and certainly one of the oldest, given that the Society was founded in 1799 and is still going from strength to strength 217 Shows later.