The Great North Swim 2019 will be happening this weekend on Windermere, England’s largest lake. It’s one of those events where lots of people come to watch and support their friends and loved ones who compete for their personal best timings swimming distances from 250m to 10km! It’s open water swimming, so wetsuits are mostly de rigueur, although there will also be the brave and hardy souls who will not require the extra protection! However, the lake is cold . . . brrr!

great north swim, windermere, lake windermere
Dip your toes and more to swim in Windermere during the Great North Swim this weekend.

We have a number of swimmers as we do each year who stay with us. All of them, without exception, have been enthusiastic about this meet. I think about them when they are swimming – all the hard work they had put into training for the event, often as part of their charitable giving, and their upbeat and can do nature. It’s uplifting to see how much people care . . . and enjoy Nature into the bargain.

Swim & Stay
Swim and Stay with us at Blenheim Lodge is a package where a professional wild swimming instructor works with our guests to train and guide wild swimmers.

We have a couple of guest rooms available for Bed and Breakfast if you are contemplating visiting the Lakes this weekend. One of these rooms is The Dalesway, which overlooks The Dales Way on Brant Fell, the fell upon which Blenheim Lodge is perched.

bedroom at blenheim lodge
My favourite room – because it is tranquil, pretty, and furnished with the Louis XV furniture I love.
Cows in Blenheim Lodge backyard
Say hello to these sweet calves looking over the fence and wall into our backyard at Blenheim Lodge.

The other is The Langdale, a large room with its far-reaching views of Lake Windermere and the fells.

The Langdale Bedroom
The Langdale offers a comfy queen-size George IV 4-Poster bed and amazing panoramic views of Lake Windermere and fells over Old Bowness.
Bay Window B&B room with view
Enjoy wonderful Lake and fell views from YOUR bedroom windows.

So, if you are searching for characterful AA 4-Star accommodation in a cosy, quiet, and relaxing place boasting incredible Lake District views this weekend or at any time, please do contact us on 015394 43440 or check out our website for more details or to book. Alternatively, please email us at enquiries@blenheim-lodge for more information.

‘Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

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