Sykehouse Cottage

A beautiful C17th Holiday Cottage in the Lake District

Swimming in Coniston Water

With the long stretch of fine weather this Summer, the tribe judged it perfect conditions for a dip in Coniston Water – without wetsuits.  Hurrah!  So we soughconiston mapt out our favourite beach on the east side of the Water and loaded up the car with picnic boxes, blankets and dogs.  It was a fabulous afternoon and the water was warm enough for the most hesitant of our party.  Some of us swam out far enough to greet passing canoeists whilst others were content to paddle at the shore line.  Wild swimming is so much more fun than a chlorinated swimming pool with little fish nibbling at your toes and fronds of weed stroking your legs.  If sea water swimming is all citrus sparkle and salt dust on skin, fresh water swimming is as soft and silky as strawberries and cream …

Coniston Water