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Wild Swimming Retreats

 Iconic Dorset Swim holidays – Land & Wave X The Wild Swimming Co.


Wild Swimming 3 Days


  • 13.00 Friday - 13.00 Sunday
  • Epic dips in secret Dorset coastal spots
  • Single bell tent and a proper single bed
  • Hearty meals included
  • 26 - 28 April
  • 30 Aug - 01 Sep
  • Just £100 deposit to save your place!

North Wales

Wild Swimming 3 Days


  • 16.00 Friday - 12.00 Sunday
  • Stunning Mountain Rivers and Waterfalls
  • Indoor catered accommodation near the river
  • 17 - 19 May
  • 19 - 21 July
  • 09 - 11 August
  • Just £100 deposit to save your place!

About Our wild swimming retreats

Inclusive Swimming holidays for people of all abilities. We take care of all the details – just turn up and let us look after you for the weekend!

Our experienced wild swimming guides will take care of all the logistics, food and transport during your stay. You just need to pack a bag – leave the rest to us.

Our trips are perfect for solo travellers or swim buddies looking to expand their wild swimming experience. We take you to glorious swim spots where you can choose to do short or long swims depending on what you fancy.

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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.

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!


16.00 - Arrive and get settled into the comfy accommodation

17.00 - Tea and cake, introductions and swim briefing

18.00 - Evening swim in a local river with your swim guides

20.00 - Dinner


08.00 - Breakfast and coffee

10.00 - Head to a lake for our morning swim

13.00 - Picnic and swim chat by the lake

15.00 - Longer distance swim or waterfall explore

18.00 - Yoga

19.00 - Dinner and wild swimming expert chat


08.00 - Early morning swim or waterfall explore

10.00 - Hot breakfast and coffee

12.00 - Say our goodbyes and depart

Our instructors are very experienced. Your swim guides hold a combination of the following qualifications:  STA Open Water Swim Coach, Open Water Lifeguards, Beach Lifeguards, Surf Lifeguards, National Coasteering Charter Coasteering Guides. All our swim guides also hold outdoor first aid qualifications.

Of course! You'll receive a warm welcome and join a wonderful community of like-minded people. We have many solo travellers join us for this type of swim retreat.

We offer a sample itinerary at the point of booking. This is based on good weather, a safe water states and the participant’s swimming ability being strong enough to complete the swim route without cause for concern.

Land & Wave and its coaches and guides work to clear environmental parameters. If forecasted weather conditions fall outside of our prescribed remits, other swim locations will be used.

Bookings are confirmed with a £100 deposit. Your final balance is due 8 weeks before your trip. If you cancel your activities with more than 28 days notice we will refund your payment.

If you are unable to attend on your selected date, you can choose a new one in the future.  

If you cancel your activities within 28 days of your activity you will forfeit your payment. If we have to cancel, we will provide an alternative activity, alternative date or refund at your discretion. 

We recommend you bring you own wetsuit or triathlon-suit, towel, swim shoes and a swim float. We appreciate some of you will be hardy cold-water swimmers and may prefer to swim in a swimming costume.
Water shoes or neoprene booties are recommended, as some locations may be rocky.
Wetsuits can be borrowed on request - just let us know your size when you book. You’ll also need a 3-season sleeping bag, pillow and warm pyjamas. A small torch is handy too.

Bring warm layers to wear around the campfire at night and trainers or walking boots.
Meals are included from your dinner on night 1 to breakfast on your last day. Feel free to bring snacks and additional drinks if you like.

Land & Wave and their swimming partners (The Wild Swimming Co. and Wild Wales) love taking photos and videos of our swim retreats. They’re a perfect memento of your wild weekend away. Please let us know beforehand if you prefer not to be photographed.

All swimmers have the option to choose their distance for each swim. Maximum swim distance is 2.5km, with shorter options for every swim. A shorter distance of 200m is an option for those who are new / want to take it easy.

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