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The Salmon Run
.Sunday 15 July 2012 will see the long awaited Salmon Run up stream open water swims take place from the River Leven at Newby Bridge, into Lake Windermerer by the National Trust’s Fell Foot Park and Gardens.
.Our exciting new mile and 2 mile up stream open water swims are a truly unique challenge and will begin in one of the most stunning and easily accessible locations in the Lake District.
.The 1 mile swimming adventure will begin at Fell Foot Park. You will be ferried the short distance across Windermere from Fell Foot to Lakeside were you will jump aboard the Haverthwaite Railway Steam-train. The specially chartered train will then take you one stop down the line to The Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge. From the beautiful marina at The Swan you will swim the one mile stretch of river upstream to Fell Foot.
.The 2 mile swim will begin at The Swan Hotel, from were you will swim against the flow for 1 mile upstream to Fell Foot and into Lake Windermere before returning downstream with the flow to the finish.