wild & well swim and hike

Walk: Wild and Well Swim and Hike - Haweswater - Riggindale Ridge to Small Water.

For: Anyone over 18 years of age.

Duration: 5.5 hours.

Distance / Ascent: 7 miles/11 km, 2700 ft/827 m.

Grading: Strenuous.

Description: Wild and Well Hikes give you a dose of natural health and well-being goodness by truly tuning in, with all your senses, to what is around you.

The scientific evidence is now clear. Developing a deeper connection with nature - as opposed to just going for a walk - helps to: boost your immune system, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve depression, lower blood pressure, improve heart health, restore mental fatigue, increase creativity and productivity.

Nature truly is a miracle treatment with a transformative power to change our lives for the better.

This swim hike winds it's way up the stunning Riggindale Ridge from Haweswater before dropping down to the spectacular Small Water where we'll explore the health and well being benefits of being near water as well as the benefits of cold water swimming. (*Dipping is optional. If you just want to enjoy the hike that is fine too!).

Meeting Place: Shap Memorial Hall and will sort out car sharing from there. Unfortunately no public transport is available. See Start Locations.


Meeting Time: Saturday / 9:30am.

Leader / Organisation: Ruth Kirk - At Nature's Pace www.atnaturespace.co.uk.


Clothing appropriate for a day outdoors in the Lake District.

Warm layers and sturdy boots.

Walking poles if desired.

Bring: Waterproof jacket and over trousers, hat and gloves, water, lunch and rucksack.

Optional: swimming costume, towel, neoprene boots and gloves if desired.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.

Max No People: 12.


Adult: £5.00

Child (under 16): £2.50

Concession: £4.00