Some Great Swimming Holes

Galleny Force and Black Moss Pot

Considered by some as the most beautiful valley in the Lake District the Borrowdale Valley has some of the best wild swimming holes in the Lakes. Just a hop skip and a spolsh away from Long Valley Yurts near Keswick it make s for a great day out, rain or shine.

Galleny Force:
GR NY 274130. A great place to picnic as well as a invigorating dip in the waterfall and swimming holes.

Blackmoss Pot:
GR NY 267110. A deep pool with a remote feel. Great for swimming, jumping and picnicking.

Ulpha Bridge and Birks Bridge, Duddon

A quieter part of the Lakes but no less beautiful, the River Duddon has some fantastic swimming holes. The drive there form any of the Long Valley Yurts sites is stunning, especially if travelling over the Hardnott and Rynose passes.

Ulpha Bridge:
GR SD 197929. Only the brave will dare to jump into the deep pool from the bridge. A long stretch of deep pool and shallow areas are ideal for swimming and paddling. Also ideal for picnicking or just generally relaxing.

Birks Bridge:
GR SD 234993. A gorged section of the stream provides ideal swimming in crystal clear waters

Kail Pot and Howton Jetty Jump

Why not make a day of it and take the Ulswater Steamer from Glenridding ( across the Lake to Howtown. Thee jetty here is fantastic for launching yourself off of and great fun to. You can spend the remainder of the day walking back around the South side of the Lake back to your car. On route there is plenty of opportunity to picnic and swim from one of Ulswater many secluded beaches. Or for the daring why not make the jump in Kail-Pot.

The big one. An exciting rock traverse and series of jumps up to a height of 35 feet. Not for the faint hearted. Great fun. Probably best left for a warm day, Ulswater can be pretty chilly at the best of times.