The Glamping Adventure Retreat

Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20, UK

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
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7 reviews
Apr 26 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 24
The Glamping Adventure Retreat
Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20, UK

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
  • Facebook verified
7 reviews

Apr 26 - 28, 2024
Group size: 1 - 24

About this trip


Corfe Castle, Dorset

26 - 28 April 2024

'The Glamping Adventure Retreat'

Epic dips in in secret spots, whilst sleeping under canvas in comfy beds with a proper mattress. Enjoy incredible sunsets over Corfe Castle around a warming campfire with like minded swimmers and dippers.

Hearty meals, cake, hot showers and a choice to go coasteering at Dancing Ledge all included.

1pm Friday - 1pm Sunday

Suitable for anyone who can swim 200m, continuously


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? - 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
    A hot breakfast such as filled baps or pancakes, alongside homemade granola and fruit
  • Lunch
    A warming lunch included
  • Dinner
    A homemade dinner each night from Chef Mel
  • All swims & activities
    All swims included, plus any additional activities on the itinerary such as hikes and talks.
  • Accommodation
    A good night's sleep
  • Table wine
    A glass of red or white with your evening meal
  • Teas & Coffees
    Hot drinks from the tea room
  • Cake, Cake and more cake
    Cake is vital, homemade cake after every swim, of course
  • Transpoort
    This retreat includes transport around swim spots

Available Packages

Private Bell Tent
only 2 left

 Book a luxury 5m bell tent for yourself. Proper beds & Castle views included. 

Deposit: £50
Shared Bell Tent
4 left

 Share a luxury bell tent for yourself. and another. Proper beds & Castle views included. 

Deposit: £50

Available options


Day 1
Delightful Dorset awaits

 13.00 Arrive at Purbeck Valley Farm campsite and get settled in your beautiful pre-pitched bell tents. You’ll then head out for an afternoon swim clinic in Swanage Bay with our qualified swim coaches. You’ll work on your swim form, iron out any bad habits and maybe even learn a new stroke. This sets you up for a great weekend of wild swimming.

After a hearty dinner, you’ll a enjoy gorgeous sunset dip at Bramble Bush Bay. Then warm up by a flickering campfire and toast some marshmallows back at basecamp.

Your Organizer

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
7 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


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
I had a fantastic time. On a practical level, I really appreciated the option of a solo room, which had a really comfortable bed and good heating with the bonus of an absolutely gorgeous view. But more importantly the experience itself was magical with a variety of unforgettable and genuinely 'wild' swims, expertly led by a lovely team who made me feel safe at all times. This really helped me to build my confidence while not losing any excitement or joy. I also really appreciated the diversity of activities on offer whereby we could also enjoy walks, time in nature and time alone with absolutely no pressure to do everything. The food was consistently delicious and filling (especially the cakes!) and the tea/coffee-making facilities were excellent. I will definitely be coming back on another retreat.
By Iona B for The Spring in Cornwall Retreat on Mar 19, 2024
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