BSO Hike and Plunge Intro to Wild Swimming


This is an offsite activity where you will have to arrange your own transport

Enjoy scenic hikes? Want to give wild swimming a go? Why not take a hike and plunge! These sessions take in the beauty of the Peak District on foot with a cold water plunge in a waterfall or plunge pool. Guided by Suzie of Peak Swims, a local and certified open water swimming coach, you'll also get to learn more about what makes wild swimming so special.

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What to Expect:

Walk to a secluded waterfall/swim spot. Swim for an hour and walk back, all while discussing the pertinent things to consider when getting into wild swimming:
- Benefits of outdoor swimming
- Where to swim
- Common myths and misconceptions
- How to swim safely and identify risks
- Environmental considerations of outdoor swimming
- Equipment. What are you likely to need (or not)

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What to Bring:

- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Dress for the weather
- Wetsuit/Swimwear
- Towel
- A dry bag for the wet kit
- Something to warm you up after a cold dip
- Plenty of water
- Food and snacks

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 10 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: Suzie - Peak Swims
Student / Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Start / Finish: Edale - Click here for location
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet in Edale at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.