Enter early to guarantee your place in the longest distance open water swimming event in the South West.
Building on the success of our sister event, the Exmoor Open Water Swim, our goal is to give to everyone the opportunity to swim in this beautiful lake on the edge of Dartmoor National Park – but this time, we are going long!
Based on a single 5km loop, the course takes swimmers to the top of the lake and back. The 5km route will push those looking for a longer challenge (beyond our 4km swim on Exmoor) and to complete the “half marathon” equivalent of swimming.
For those wanting to take on the swimming equivalent of a “full marathon”, the 10km route has swimmers completing two loops of the lake – a truly special achievement in this stunning location.
This is an event for everyone, with swimmers who either have confined their swims to pools or have yet to face the longer distances, having the option of a half loop (2.5km) swim. This will hopefully result in 2.5km swimmers returning to take on one of our longer courses in Exmoor or Dartmoor next year!
While there are medals for those who come in the top three for their age groups (in wetsuits and skins), the majority of swimmers will simply be challenging themselves to participate in a safe and friendly longer distance open water swimming environment at Roadford Lake.
Safety will be covered by kayaks and motorboats.