Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest

New Forest District, UK

TW
8 reviews
Jun 7 - 9, 2024
Group size: 1 - 99
Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest
New Forest District, UK

8 reviews

Jun 7 - 9, 2024
Group size: 1 - 99

About this trip

Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest National Park

7 - 9 June 2024


'The three day swim from Castle to Castle, County to County'


An epic 3 day challenge to swim from Hurst Castle in Hampshire to Highcliffe Castle in Dorset, tidal assisted. Choose from three levels of accommodation;


Hurst View: Bring your own camper or tent.


Seascape Lodge: Beautiful private house with large garden  (Daily breakfast hamper provided).


Additional inclusive activities include: Sunset swim, sun rise swim, evening heated pool stretch and recovery session.


The full distance not your thing? We can plan you an optional shorter route each day (approximately 1km or 2km).


What is the full distance? Approximately 11km, expect to swim 3 -4km per day.


11:30am Friday - 4:30pm Sunday.


Suitable for anyone who can swim 1km confidently.


 

Who are the swim guides? - Mel

Mel is TWSCo's full time swim guide, Mel is a qualified Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme 

Mel is currently studying towards her Diploma in Cold Water Therapy, as well being a nutritionist, personal trainer and operating a successful Swim School 

Favourite swim- Bossiney Cove, Cornwall

Favourite retreat - Spring in Cornwall 

Favourite cake - Lemon drizzle 


Who are the swim guides? - Becky

Becky began work with TWSCo. as a hospitality assistant before completing her Beach Lifeguard and Open Water Lifeguard qualification in 2023.

Favourite swim- Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Favourite retreat - Studland, Dorset

Favourite cake - Millionaire's shortbread


Who are the swim guides? - Rich

Rich is a Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Lifeguard and Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme. Amongst this, Rich also delivers the whole suite of lifeguard and water safety awards for The Royal Lifesaving Society as a National Trainer Assessor.

Rich is also RNLI lifeboat crew and operations manager of Land & Wave, a busy outdoor centre in Dorset.

Favourite swim- Any of Snowdonia's waterfalls

Favourite retreat - The North Wales Swim Retreat

Favourite cake - Carrot Cake

What’s included

  • Breakfast
    Lightfoots Farm and Light Lodge stays include a breakfast hamper
  • Accommodation
    Choose your preferred accommodation
  • All swims & activities
    All swims included, plus any additional activities on the itinerary such as pool sessions and sunrise swims.
  • Cake, cake and more cake
    Cake is vital, homemade cake after every swim, of course
  • Beach Lifeguards
    We employ beach lifeguards and swim coaches. Can we improve your stroke?

Available Packages

Camping option | Bring your own

Bring your own tent or camper to Hurst View, with access to the site's facilities. Price per person. 2 Nights only | Add non- swimming camp mates in 'add ons' at bottom of page

£299
Deposit: £50
Luxury Private House | Double Room
Sold Out

Stay in a well furnished double bedroom at Seascape Lodge, with it's large dining room, kitchen and spacious garden, you can simply relax in style (see gallery). 


Receive your breakfast hamper each morning to prepare you for the day.


2 persons | 2 nights only @ £400 per person

£500
Deposit: £50
Luxury Private House | 2 x Double Beds
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 Stay in a well furnished deep blue themed bedroom at Sea Salt Lodge, this room has 2 x double beds, with it's large dining room, kitchen and spacious garden, you can simply relax in style (see gallery). 

Receive your breakfast hamper each morning to prepare you for the day.

4 persons | 2 nights only  @ £350 per person

£350
Deposit: £50

Available options



Itinerary

Day 1
Hurst Castle to Milford on Sea

On Day 1 afternoon (time TBC) we'll set off on foot from Milford Haven to Hurst Castle, before entering the water and swimming along the glorious New Forest coastline to Milford on Sea with our lifeguard team. We'll park vehicles in a manner to allow a return to the start.


This lovely swim will finish with some homemade cake on the beach. 


Join us in the evening for a sunset swim on the beach.


Dinner plans? Self cater or we'll help you book the best restaurants in the area. 

Your Organizer


TW
The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
8 reviews
Incredible swimming holidays and events at iconic locations around the UK. ​ Fabulous food, wonderful wines and accommodation come as standard alongside inclusive, breath taking swims and kind humans on our holidays. Our unique holidays focus on bringing new people to the best secret and most iconic swim spots from Cornwall, Devon & Dorset to North Wales and the Lake District, in exclusive, simple yet stunning accommodation with every detail taken care of. ✔ STA Open Water Swim Coaches ✔ Iconic Locations ✔ Lifeguard Led

Reviews

An amazing experience! Great food, location and activities. Joined as a beginner.
By Natalia D for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 23, 2024
Had an amazing time - great hosts, wonderful swims, lovely home cooked food and plenty of cake! Would definitely recommend
By Sarah E for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 17, 2024
I had the loveliest 3 days at the sea swim retreat, beautiful spot, great swimming and very safe and super friendly, it felt like being in a little new family for a dew days. Fab food and company too. I was very impressed how Rich and Mel helped everyone of all different confidence levels have fun and feel safe and enjoy the experience. I will be back for more soon!!
By Jenny B for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 16, 2024
This was my first cold water swimming adventure and as a novice I am so pleased I picked The Wild Swimming Co. Mel, Rich and Becky were fantastic and really looked after us. I was nervous about my ability and not keeping up with other swimmers but the way the course was structured meant I was able to do everything at my own pace without holding anyone up. Amazing food, fantastic people and a really wonderful thing to have done. I will be back, highly recommend this to anyone.
By Alex L for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 15, 2024
Amazing trip to Bude. Rich and Mel looked after us so well and struck a brilliant balance between fun and safety. The swims and schedules were planned perfectly to give us a range of experiences. I came back feeling like a kid again and with a renewed sense of adventure! (And I’ve already booked my next trip with Rich and Mel) Thank you.
By Emma M for The Spring in Cornwall Retreat on Mar 27, 2024
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