Cold water swimming enthusiasts embrace the chill at Bewl Water

Last week, 50 intrepid cold water dippers braved the brisk temperatures of Bewl Water with local open water swimming company TriSwim for a Halloween night swim.

The event marked the first-ever night swim at the iconic venue, ushering in the winter open water season with a daring dip in the 12-degree waters.

The lake and its picturesque surroundings were transformed with twinkling lights that cast a glow on the water. Kayaks, buoys, and fire pits were all decorated with lights, while deck chairs and cosy blankets completed the scene.

After the exhilarating swim, participants gathered around various fire pits, where they warmed up and roasted marshmallows with sticks – the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

Founder of TriSwim Laura Ansell told the Times: “Witnessing the joy and enthusiasm of our swimmers at Bewl Water’s first-ever Halloween night swim event was heart-warming. This event not only marked the beginning of our winter swimming season but also ignited our excitement for the upcoming winter events.

“I’m looking forward to lots more winter events to come,” she added.

Cold water swimming presents a host of health and fitness benefits including improved cardiovascular health, fitness and a mood boost. 

Bewl Water will continue to offer Winter Swimming sessions on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 11am throughout the winter season. Participants can look forward to warming up with hot drinks and indulging in delicious cakes at the Waterside café, all while enjoying the convenience of heated changing rooms.

TriSwim welcomes anyone seeking the exhilarating benefits of winter swimming. For more information visit

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