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Sunday 17 May 2015, 2pm
A classic in the Keswick Mountain Festival sporting line-up, the1500m open water swim will take you out and around Derwent Island in a clockwise direction and then back in towards Crow Park.
The beauty of Derwent Water and its surrounding views of Catbells, Skiddaw and the Borrowdale Valley will make this swim a memorable experience for all participants. A deep-water start will take you across to the shores of Derwent Isle, before swimming clockwise alongside its shores overlooked by the historic Island. Finish under the gantry back at the Festival base with an excited crowd ready to cheer you home.
Please note: water temperature for this event will around 14degrees Centigrade and you should prepare yourself accordingly. We recommend pre-event training in the water. Gloves and socks are permitted.
£22.50 per adult
I've worked for the National Trust since 2002 and I moved up to the Lake District to take up a job in Buttermere and Ennerdale in 2008.
I'd always enjoyed fellwalking holidays but what's really struck me since I came to the Lakes are the amazing stories buried beneath the surface of the landscape.
I feel privileged to work alongside our knowledgable rangers. Whenever I go out on the hills with one of them I always learn something about the history, the wildlife, the archaeology, the geology. I think of it like getting beneath the skin - there's this awe-inspiring landscape with this incredible cultural depth beneath it. I'm certainly never bored!