Our official partners for the Windermere One Way Swim are The National Trust and Brathay Hall both of whom are key to the success of this event without their support and involvement events such as this would not be possible.



The Brathay Hall estate is the venue for the finish line of the swim.

Brathay Hall is the Ambleside base of Brathay Trust. The charity’s mission is to improve the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities. When the site is not in full use for their programmes, the venue offers en-suite and self-catering accommodation. Profits from this go towards their continuing work with children and young people.

The National Trust

We are pleased to be holding Windermere One Way Swim from Fell Foot managed by the National Trust. As the UK’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust looks after over 20% of the Lake District National Park, ensuring that we’ll always have beautiful, wild and inspiring places like Fell Foot where events like Windermere One Way Swim can happen. We hope you enjoy this special place and help us look after it while we’re there. To find out ways you can support the National Trust keep these special for everyone, visit

We are really excited to have VOOM Nutrition on board as an event partner for 2023. VOOM are a local company based just on the edge of the Lake District whose products are developed and tested in the Lakes and Dales areas. VOOM pride themselves on creating great-tasting, stomach-friendly but high-performing products to keep you energised on your adventures.

VOOM’s range of Pocket Rocket energy bars and Hydrate Smart electrolyte drink will be available on the feed stop at the event and each competitor will also receive a Pocket Rocket Electro Energy bar in their race pack.

2023 WOW competitors can get 30% off VOOM products (discount code emailed out to entrants) on the VOOM site. In addition any new customers can try a VOOM Taster Pack for free (please just contribute postage) by clicking here  and using the code ‘welcome pack’!

Windermere Canoe and Kayak

Based at Ferry Nab these guys will help source a boat for your paddler, not only that deliver to Fell Foot and pick up at Brathay. No hassle.  Just give them a call and they’ll be happy to help.

015394 44451

Swim the Lakes based, in Ambleside at the top of Windermere lake have everything the open water swimmer needs, including Puffin Eco-friendly tow floats which are needed for the Windermere one Way Swim.
Swim the Lakes run Inspirational guided swimming adventures around the beautiful Lake District, from morning trips to multi-day swim breaks, plus popular Introduction courses and wetsuit fittings.

Rugga Robe is made from 100% recycled material and is both water and wind proof. It has an extra thick internal fleece to keep kids and adults warm.


We are the main fundraiser for the Fix the Fells volunteers 130 strong bunch of path repairers and maintainers. We are also working on a number of water quality projects for the Lake District, Cleaner lakes with Lakes Distilleries and Love Windermere – making a cleaner lake.

Lake District Foundation

Low Wood Bay

Watersports at Low Wood Bay have lots of water based activities at a fabulous location on the shores of Windermere.  Find out the current lake temperature, wind speed, wind direction and much more from their weather station.
For accommodation find the best available rates and offers at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa

Lunesdale Sub Aqua Club has been supporting WOW since its beginning, providing vital safety cover for swimmers and paddler.



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