Can you swim in Derwentwater?

Yes, you are allowed to swim in Derwentwater. Derwentwater is a popular wild-swimming venue thanks to the abundance of public access points. Enjoy a late afternoon paddle after a busy day exploring. Soak up the scenery as you take a refreshing dip! There can be a lot of boat traffic in the summer months, so we urge you to be vigilant at all times. It’s best to wear a brightly coloured tow float and swimming hat if you plan on venturing out of the shallows.