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Dartmoor Open Water Swim 2019

Sunday 16 June 2019
Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger
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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 4km loop, the course takes swimmers on a tour of the lake. The 4km route will push those looking for a longer challenge (matching our 4km distance at Exmoor) and perfect for those training towards long distance triathlons.

Our “long” 8km course 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 (2km) swim. This will hopefully result in 2km swimmers returning to take on one of our longer courses in Exmoor or Dartmoor next year!

Children's Hospice South West are organising their own open water swim for youngsters and families

Perfect toe-dipper for open water swimmers!

Even more swimmers are invited to take on the thrill of an open water swim for CHSW this summer. 

CHSW has partnered with Dartmoor Open Water Swim to offer two shorter distance swims, alongside the 8,000m, 4,000m and 2,000m courses at Roadford Lake, near Okehampton, on Sunday, June 16.

Start your fundraising today!

Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in our Children's Hospice South West Open Water Swim.  

Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.

Freya in Jacuzzi

Your fundraising makes a big difference

Your fundraising helps children and families make the most of their precious time together.  Every penny you raise makes a lifetime of difference to the lives of the children and families we support. 

Josh Allen, Community Fundraiser, Little Bridge House, CHSW

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Josh on 01271 325 270
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Enjoy the thrill of an open water swim 

Challenge yourself to participate in a safe and friendly longer distance open water swimming environment at Roadford Lake.

Safety is covered by kayaks and motorboats.

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Event video

2019 Dartmoor and Exmoor Open Water Swims launch video


Roadford Lake, Activity Centre, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0JL

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There are toilets and showers on site.


Food and drinks will be available on site.

Car parking

There is car parking available for competitiors and spectators near the activity centre.  Payment will be taken on the day.  Please car share where possible.