2015 Great North Swim

2015 Great North Swim

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Great North Swim 2015 - Park and Sail Travel Information

We are pleased to be involved with the 2015 Great North Swim again this year, by providing transport solutions for swimmers and their supporters. Each swimmer/competitor should have received a discount voucher which will entitle them to discount travel between Bowness, Brockhole and Ambleside on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June 2015.

Friday 12 June

Salings depart every 20-30 minutes from 10am from Bowness Pier to Brockhole Pier or Ambleside (both 15 minute walks / 1 mile to the start at Low Wood) . After the event, please return to Bowness from Ambleside Pier, the last sailing departs at 7pm. There are no return sailings from Brockhole Pier.

Saturday 13 June

Salings depart every 20-30 minutes from 7am from Bowness Pier to Brockhole Pier or Ambleside (both 15 minute walks / 1 mile to the start at Low Wood) . After the event, please return to Bowness from Ambleside Pier, the last sailing departs at 7pm. There are no return sailings from Brockhole Pier.

Sunday 14 June

Salings depart every 20-30 minutes from 6.30am from Bowness Pier to Brockhole Pier or Ambleside (both 15 minute walks / 1 mile to the start at Low Wood) . After the event, please return to Bowness from Ambleside Pier, the last sailing departs at 6.30pm. There are no return sailings from Brockhole Pier.

Top Tips for getting to the start line via boat

  • Leave an hour to get from your starting pier (Bowness) to the start at Low Wood Bay. ( i.e. A swimmer in the 9:30am wave needs to get to the start for 8:30am, therefore start your boat journey at 7:30am.)
  • There are a number of car parks near Bowness pier, but they can get quite busy during the weekend. Find a car park in advance with our interactive map.
  • All swimmers/spectators after taking part must walk back to Waterhead (Ambleside) Pier to get a return boat to Bowness - see map below for more information

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Early morning service from Wray Castle

On Saturday & Sunday mornings, additional boats will depart from Wray Castle direct to Brockhole at the following times:

  • 8.15am

  • 8.30am

  • 8.45am

  • 9.00am

Tickets for these boats are single only and are not discounted for swimmers or spectators. Passengers must pay the crew on boarding with the correct change*. Debit/credit cards cannot be accepted. Later sailings can be taken from Wray Castle to Brockhole on the Green Cruise.

Further event information

Further information about the event as a whole is available on the Great Swim website

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