Swim

For those who prefer to be in the lake, we welcome wild swimmers. The water quality is very good and we attract all types of swimmers – from those trying wild swimming for the first time to triathletes. You can swim between our cafe opening hours, seven days a week, all year round.

We offer a dedicated swim hour between 8am & 9am every day for triathletes & competent open water swimmers only.

Download prices and our terms & conditions here.

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You can find many answers to your questions on our FAQ page

Lake Activities

You are welcome to bring along your own canoes, kayaks or paddleboards to Alderford and explore all that the lake has to offer. We allow kayaks, canoes and paddleboards on the water between cafe opening hours, seven days a week.

Download prices and the lake users terms and conditions here. We recommend you read this before you arrive as it saves time when signing in.

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Haven’t got your own equipment? Visit Get Paddling for equipment hire at the Lake

Swim Coaching

Friendly open water swimming coaching sessions with like-minded people. Suitable for everyone from beginner open water and leisure swimmers, to triathletes of ranging abilities and experience.

Whether you’re anxious about getting into the open water for the first time, wanting to try open water swimming for pleasure, or a seasoned triathlete looking to improve your race times and get that age group podium finish, our expert coaching will make you swim more comfortably and faster, all while learning to love open water!

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