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Coast to Coast Solstice Swim Trip
Coast to Coast Solstice Swim Trip

Fri, 21 Jun


North Sea

Coast to Coast Solstice Swim Trip

A fun-filled non-competitive micro adventure from East to West!

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 10:00

North Sea

About the event

Cans of Red Bull at the ready, our brand new Coast to Coast Solstice adventure is here! 

This trip is a brand new experience and I will be teaming up with awesome Peak District based swim guide and pork pie connoisseur, Suzie Wheway. Together we will be combining our love of swimming and fearless capacity for logistics as we lead you from east to west for a midsummer micro-adventure! 

The trip takes place over two nights and one very full day, making the most of the long daylight hours immediately after the summer solstice. It features a series of dips and swims in Northumberland and Cumbria, and some great food too. The trip is open to all swimmers but is especially suited to dippers, bobbers, and breaststroke swimmers. If you prefer to swim crawl and get a bit of distance or training under your belt, please let us know when you book in.

Friday 21st June:  

1pm: Meet in Keswick for transport to Whitley Bay. Self-drive option are welcome to meet in Keswick, or simply make their way to the NE and meet us later on. You will need to book your own accommodation in Whitley Bay and if you are on the transport option we will drop you off. Later that evening the group will meet for a fish and chip supper (included) and a wander along the front. 

Saturday 22nd June

4:15am: Sunrise sea swim or dip. This will be dictated by conditions but we hope for a fine midsummer sunrise. Afterwards, it's still going to be pretty early so you are free to go back to your accommodation to snooze or you can enjoy a peaceful early morning wander along the sea front. 

10am: Checked out, refreshed, and ready for the day, we will make the short journey to Cullercoats to swim in the bay (optional) and grab a coffee at the fabulous Cullercoats Coffee Co.

12pm: It must be getting towards swim time again! We are making the most of our time in the north east and heading up to Sweethope Lough for a swim with ice swimming legend Fenwick Ridley at the private swimming lake where he is based. The water won't be icy though, hopefully anything but! Sweethope benefits from being relatively shallow and has an even depth meaning it warms up quickly, so providing the weather has been fair it will be a nice mild dip. Anyone looking to get a bit of distance in or tighten up their stroke this is the place to do it, with guides and coaches on hand.

2pm: We take a late lunch after our swim and then it's back on the road to return to Cumbria.  We recommend booking a hotel in or around the Keswick area and will drop off where needed.

7:30pm: There is free time till we meet for dinner (included in the trip) and then it’s on to the west coast to see the sunset at St Bees and take a final dip.

9:30pm: The final leg of our trip takes us to St Bees to see the sunset and our final dip of a long day. 

Sunday 23rd June

10am: Brunch dip and farewells. 

This is a packed trip with plenty going on during the waking hours. Our swims are fun social dips not sporty training swims however we appreciate the logistics might be tiring. Therefore we are including transport so you can really relax; sit back and enjoy the trip knowing that everything is taken care of. A self-drive option is included and priced separately.

Provisional cost including transport: £275

Self-drive cost: £205

North East swims only (self-drive): £85

Cumbria swims only (self-drive): £65

The cost including transport is based on all participants needing transport. If we have more people chosing to drive themselves, we will reduce the trasnport costs accordingly and this will be refunded back. 

This trip needs a minimum of 6 people to run. Please pay your holding deposit of £25 to reserve your place and we will contact you to take the full payment once minimum numbers have been reached. Holding deposits are refundable if the trip does not run, or you change your mind within the cooling off period. 


  • Deposit - transport included

    This ticket is your holding deposit for a place including transport from Keswick to Whitley Bay and back again. We will contact you to take full payment once the minimum numbers have been reached.

  • Deposit - self drive

    This ticket is your holding deposit for swimmers who would like to drive themselves. We will contact you to take full payment once the minimum numbers have been reached.

  • NE swims only - deposit

  • Cumbria Swims only - Deposit




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