We Love Our Lakes.


Without the wonderful water to swim in we would be a little lost at Open Water Swimming Club. As the Lake District plays host to so many visitors and local sports enthusiasts, we ultimately have a measurable impact on the area around us, including the quality of our lakes. We all have a vested interest in keeping our lakes clean and well preserved.

Windermere Reflections is a 3 year program that’s aim is to restore the largest fresh water lake in
England. With their main focus on Lake Windermere and the surrounding areas that feed this lake, including tarns and nearby lakes, the program is a massive undertaking and needs support from local businesses and citizens in order to succeed in its initiative. As open water swimmers we obviously want to spread the word and give support to this noble and challenging project.

A Range of Activities to get Involved

The scheme is made possible by a £1.69 million Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership Scheme that runs from 2011 to 2014. There are 19 projects included in their programme designed to engage locals and visitors in getting to understand why the initiative is so crucial and doing their bit to bring about change that will improve the lake. Windermere Reflections will be organising a range of activities that anyone can get involved with including tree plantings, river restoration, heritage surveys, arts events and initiatives to help us reduce our environmental impact.

“Reflections provides the opportunity for the community to get involved in the work that’s been going on behind the scenes with all sorts of people from scientists to land owners, as we work towards our mission of restoring the lake’s water quality. I would appeal to everyone to get involved because all ages and abilities have a part to play in this exciting programme.” Liz Davey, Programme Manager.


For further information visit - www.windermere-reflections.org.uk