Swim Packing Adventure | Studland & Poole Island Hopping

Studland BH19, UK

13 reviews
Jul 4 - 6, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20
Swim Packing Adventure | Studland & Poole Island Hopping
Studland BH19, UK

13 reviews

Jul 4 - 6, 2024
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Swim Packing Adventure | Studland & Poole Harbour

4 - 6 July 2024

'Pack your raft and complete a three day swim'

Pack your raft (provided) and join us on a three day adventure, swimming the world's second largest natural harbour. Rich with nature filled islands and stories of pirates and celebrities who form the history of Poole Harbour.

Day one begins with an approximate 2 mile walk around the Studland penisula, before setting off on a gentle 3.25km group swim to our waterside campsite.

The nights will be spent at Cleavel Point, right on the waterside. Your own spacious, pre-pitched bell tent will be complete with single bed/s, mats, lamps and firepit. 

Our private, on site, outdoor chef will rustle up an excellent camp side dinner for all.

On day 2, following a breakfast cooked on site, we'll swim approximately 2km to Brownsea Island, relax on the infamous island's beaches, home to Red Squirrels, peacocks and the founding home of the Scouts and playground of Enid Blyton's Famous Five.

Day 3 will take us on a direct route back to the start, following a waterside brekkie

Homemade cake then awaits you before carriages at 1300.


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

  • Private chef
    Our private outdoor chef will prepare glorious inclusive meals, Day 1 dinner, Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Day 3 Breakfast
  • Swim raft
    Your raft large enough to squeeze the essentials in.
  • Pre-pitched tents
    Beautiful bell tents with beds & lighting
  • Lifeguards
    Our qualified beach lifeguards guide our swims
  • Swim Coaches
    Our STA Open Water Swim Coaches can improve your stroke
  • Cake, cake & more cake
    Homemade cake every single day
  • All activities
    We won't ask for more money for additional hikes, dips or coaching

What’s not included

  • Sleeping bags
    Bring your sleeping bags and pillows

Available Packages

Bell tent | Double occupancy

Share a bell tent with your friend or partner on this swim packing adventure, includes all meals and activities @ £499 each. Single beds provided 

Deposit: £50
Bell tent | Share a tent

Share a bell tent with another solo traveller on this swim packing adventure, includes all meals and activities @ £499 each. Single beds provided  

Deposit: £50
Bell tent | Single occupancy

Enjoy your own bell tent on this swim packing adventure, includes all meals and activities. Double bed provided

Deposit: £50


Day 1
Studland Bay to Brownsea Island

We'll meet at a spot that you can park for the weekend where we'll meet, greet and pack your raft ready for your swim expedition. 

Our adventure begins with an approximate 2 mile walk through the Studland peninsula, a marine natural nature reserve, famous for it's protected sea horses, golden sand, endless dunes and turquoise seas. 

We'll cross over Shell Bay's beautiful wetland bridge before entering Poole Harbour, the world's second largest natural harbour and part of the UK's only Super National Nature Reserve. 

We'll swim across to Cleavel Point, where your pre-pitched spacious bell tent awaits, complete with bed/s, rugs, lamps and firepit.

After a wholesome meal prepared by our private outdoor chef, we'll spend a night waterside and under the stars.

Your Organizer

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
13 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


Another amazing experience with The Wild Swimming Co team. Keeping us safe with lifeguard support, encouragement and homemade cake. Well organised with good local knowledge. We couldn't have asked for calmer seas and a more stunning sunrise. Thank you for a fantastic event, highly recommended. I'll be back.
By Deborah B for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 30, 2024
What a fantastic swim and adventure. We were so lucky with the weather but even so the organisation was great and we were well looked after by everyone. I am seriously looking at booking a weekend trip with them as a result!
By Clare S for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 29, 2024
Epic swim with Rich and Donald. Standing on the rocks at Old Harry having swum up from the beach with the sun setting and the moon rising was breathtaking. The swim group were encouraged to work together to have their best swim getting to the rocks and amazing local knowledge of the rocks meant we could all play in the tunnels and arches. And. There. Was. Cake! Power boat ride back to the beach was the icing on the cake! Thank you.
By Nina C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 23, 2024
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. The safety aspects Rich & Donald went through to keep us all safe & sound was so reassuring. We started off with a run done of how the evening was going to run, to covering off all the disclaimers & then checking we could all swim to the required level for the adventure. Then, off we set. No one was left behind or unsupported. The arrival to Old Harry's Rock was fun scooting over the rocks, then some tasty freshly baked cake. We then hopped back in the water to swim through the caves & touched Old Harry himself. History in the making, right there. Whilst swimming through the caves, we got to see the sun sink gradually on the horizon. We were then treated to the most exhilarating rip boat ride back to shore. Whilst riding the rip, I took one glance back at Old Harry to see the most incredible moon over the top of the cliffs. MAGICAL! Oh & a couple of doughnuts in the sea before reaching dry land. The sunset was out of this world, the sun set gradually & the colour of the sky turned from yellow through to orange, from orange through to purple. The Boys couldn't have made it any better. Thank you, a truly magical unforgettable experience 🤗
By Kimberley C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 22, 2024
Another absolutely wonderful weekend with The Wild Swim Co. Mel and Rich create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for all types of swimmers. The weekend was fantastic-filled with new challenges, new friends and lots of cake! Can’t wait for my next retreat.
By Rachel B for Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest on Jun 17, 2024
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