My Birthday Swim 2018

For my 42nd birthday next week I want to go for a swim, but I am having trouble choosing the right one. So I need your help in making the decision. Below, find a selection of four swims, two from Snowdonia and two from the Lake District. Which one would you prefer?


Llyn Padarn

I attempted to swim in Llyn Padarn for last years birthday but found that it got busy later on in the day. If I was to go back again this year I would go much earlier. Perhaps see the sunrise?

Llyn Idwal

What better than to revisit the place where my wild swimming bug was born. Another one for an early start as the area gets busy. Do you know of any easy walks nearby? We’ve walked the circumference of Idwal and Ogwen in the past.

The Lake District:


A perfect autumnal walk to Todd Crag would be a good accompaniment to a dip in iconic Windermere.

Angle Tarn (Langdale)

I first saw this swim/walk on swimmingthelakes, I didn’t know there was more than one Angle Tarn! This tarn is not far from Stickle Tarn which we visited in June. It has a similar look to Stickle.

Which swim would you like to see me do next?


Christine x

5 thoughts on “My Birthday Swim 2018

  1. Hello I have chosen Angle Tarn, as it is a lake District Tarn I have never heard of , and I think it would be a nice walk. I don’t get to Wales very often, for some reason, we seem to head North mostly. X

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  2. Angle tarn is a lovely spot, be mindful that Mickelden is a lot longer than it looks from Old Dungeon Gill car park and the climb up Rossett Gill is similar to that of the path to Stickle tarn. With the nights drawing in after this weekend make sure you leave enough time to get there and back in the light. Also Rossett Pike is a wainwright that you can easily visit going to this spot. That said Angle Tarn is a great choice


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