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Wild Swimming Retreat 2023 – Our First Ever Female-Only Event

Wild Swimming Retreat. Join us this September for a women's only 3-day swimming adventure in Dorset

A Land & Wave X The Wild Swimming Co. Collaboration

Wild Swimming Retreat Dorset

Join Us: Women’s Wild Swimming Retreat

Escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with our Women’s Only 3-day Wild Swimming Retreat in Dorset on 1st – 3rd September 2023.

We’re incredibly excited to be joining forces with The Wild Swimming Co. to deliver a superb 3-day event just for women who are seeking an adventure just for themselves.

Over the course of the wild swimming retreat, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the picturesque coastline of Dorset and discover some of the hidden wild swimming spots in the area. With the guidance of our experienced instructors and swim coaches, you’ll learn new techniques for open water swimming and build your confidence in the water.

Wild Swimming Retreat sunset

In addition to the wild swimming activities, we’ve designed a programme that aims to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. Each day will start with a hearty breakfast to prepare your body for the day’s activities, and we will also provide delicious lunches and dinners throughout the retreat. There will be free time to enjoy hiking or relaxation in the fresh country air, and evening campfires with your fellow swimmers.

As well as the gorgeous swims, we’ve also included an evening workshop; ‘Taming the Tides’ that will help build your knowledge and understanding of the sea and how to stay safe while enjoying your favourite past time.

Accommodation for the retreat will be camping in beautiful pre-pitched bell tents in the heart of the Dorset countryside. You’ll be staying with your fellow females at the gorgeous Purbeck Valley Farm campsite – a stunning working-farm with unrivalled views across the historic Corfe Castle ruins. The sunset views from here are fabulous.

Wild swimming retreat Dorset

This is your opportunity to connect with like-minded women in a peaceful and serene setting. Choose between a single tent or a shared tent with another person. We even provide a proper single bed and comfy mattress so you get the best night’s sleep under canvas – awakening refreshed for the next day’s swimming adventures.

By the end of the retreat, we hope that you will feel renewed, invigorated, and empowered. Come and join us on this adventure into the unknown, where we will explore the wild side of nature and ourselves.

Wild Swimming retreat - two female swimmers

Wild Swimming Retreat Itinerary

The proposed itinerary is as follows (subject to weather / sea conditions)

Day 1
13.00 Arrive at Purbeck Valley Farm campsite and get settled in your beautiful pre-pitched bell tents. You’ll then head out for an afternoon swim clinic in Swanage Bay with our qualified swim coaches. You’ll work on your swim form, iron out any bad habits and maybe even learn a new stroke. This sets you up for a great weekend of wild swimming.

After a hearty dinner, you’ll a enjoy gorgeous sunset dip at Bramble Bush Bay. Then warm up by a flickering campfire and toast some marshmallows back at basecamp.

womens only wild swimming retreat

Day 2: 

Fuel up for another day of  adventure with bottomless cereals and / or a tasty bacon / sausage bap. Today we swim out to one of Dorset’s most iconic locations: Old Harry Rocks. You can take it at your own pace and enjoy the spectacular views.

After lunch, enjoy some free time. You could take a walk and enjoy photo-worthy views of Corfe Castle or curl up with a book and enjoy the fabulous country views.

Evening talk ‘Tame the Tides’ with Swim Coach, Rich.

Day 3: 

Following breakfast, you’ll step up the wild swimming experience with an incredible Coasteering session at Dancing Ledge. Coasteering is wild swimming to the max – you’ll explore the Jurassic Coastline from the waves. Here you’ll swim through caves, scramble over rocks, play in the swell of the moving water and even try some jumps if you’re up for it. You’ll be joined by experienced Coasteering guides, for a truly unique wild swimming experience.
For those who are after something a little more sedate, we can take a more chilled swim route from here too.
Depart at 13.00.

NB. You can expect ‘cake breaks’ after each swim. Delicious homemade cake provided at every opportunity!

female coasteering in Dorset

About The Wild Swimming Co.

The Wild Swimming Co. are the experts in organising wild swimming retreats in Dorset and across the UK. We’re really excited to be able to collaborate with these guys to deliver a Wild Swimming Treat with an added splash of adventure. Land & Wave and The Wild Company have a wonderful synergy when it comes to our outdoor ethos: making adventure accessible.

We’re really excited to be working together to encourage women of all ages and abilities to join us for a weekend of adventure, laughter and shared experience. Introducing more females into the outdoors as a hobby and as a career is something we’re fiercely supportive of, so we’re looking forward to meeting lots of brilliant women on the Wild Swimming Retreat this September.

Wild Swimming Retreat – Bookings now open

Book your space today with just £100 deposit. The 3-day weekend is £399 per person and includes meals, bell tent accommodation, transport while you’re here.

Friday 1st September – Sunday 3rd September


A blissful 3-day escape, filled with wild swims, delightful dips and pushing your comfort zone just a little to make you stronger, braver, prouder

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