The Forge

Wild Swim Retreat

Event Date: 20/05/22 - 22/05/21

Perfect for both complete beginners and more experienced wild swimmers, this two-night experience will introduce you to some of the most stunning open-water swimming spots in North Wales...

20th - 22nd May 2022 (FULLY BOOKED)

27th - 29th June 2022 - 10 places available

16th - 18th September 2022 (FULLY BOOKED)

Please get in touch to be added to our waitlist. New dates coming soon!

Our Wild Swim Weekend is the ultimate mix of personal challenge, outdoor exhilaration and deep relaxation. You'll get to experience the thrill of cold water swimming in arguably the most picturesque lakes and rivers in the world with our team of experts, and then enjoy the afterglow and deep sense of calm that follows from the luxury of our secluded glamping site, ideally with a good book in a hammock!

You'll sleep under the stars in one of our roomy bell tents, with real beds, cosy duvets and lots of blankets, plus hot showers to warm you up after your swims We'll cook you lots of wholesome, tasty meals and there will be plenty of opportunity to pick the brains of our expert swimming guides, who will spend the whole weekend with us and share their words of wisdom around the campfire.

No experience of wild swimming is necessary as we will teach you all the basics. You don't even need any specialist equipment - just a swimming costume and a towel, but if you prefer to use a wetsuit you are welcome to bring these along too!

Places are limited to 10 people and this weekend is suitable for over 18s only.

Price: £375 per person, including all meals, accommodation, tuition and equipment.

To book your place please click here.

If you've already been on this weekend and/or are looking for the next level of wild swimming challenge, we have just launched our Mountain Swimming Adventure - more details here.


Day One

  • 4pm - Arrive and get settled into your bell tents
  • 5pm - Welcome tea and homemade cake for the intro and swim briefing
  • 6pm - Evening swim in a local river
  • 8pm - Dinner around the campfire

Day Two

  • 8am - Breakfast and coffee
  • 10am - Head to local lake location for our morning swim
  • 1pm - Picnic and debrief by the lake
  • 3pm - Longer distance swim (optional)
  • 7pm - Dinner and wild swimming expert chat
  • 8pm - Local storyteller around the campfire

Day Three

  • 8am - Early morning swim
  • 10am - Full Welsh breakfast and coffee
  • 12 noon - Say our goodbyes and depart
I recently attended a Wild Swimming weekend at The Forge and it far exceeded my expectations. The whole experience from the exceptionally well equipped and comfortable accommodation to the very yummy food was just tremendous. The wild swimming experiences was varied and well considered. No only did I have amazing opportunities to try new waters, I also learned about water safety and reading the water. Highly recommend this location and the wild swimming weekend in particular
Lisa, Swindon

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Book with us today to discover a unique glamping experience in a beautiful, undiscovered part of North Wales. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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