Retreats

New Forest sea swimming retreat
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Join us at our country home for a weekend packed full of swimming adventures. Nestled in the heart of the New Forest, yet only a few miles from the sea, this will be your base for a weekend of South Coast sea swimming. 

We are offering 'gentler' and 'energetic' swimming retreats. If you are interested in swims further than 2km, you should aim to book onto the energetic swimming retreat. See below for exemplar itineraries.

Price: from £350 per person for two nights

 
Swimmer in water with sunset and horses on the sand bank

Example swim itinerary 1 (gentler swimming) 

Friday afternoon

Hordle Cliff beach (0.5-1km) 

Saturday morning

Paddy’s Gap to Milford-on-Sea (1km) 

Saturday afternoon

Hike to Hurst (1km)

Sunday morning

Taddiford Gap (1.5km)

Example swim itinerary 2  (energetic swimming) 

Friday afternoon

Hordle Cliff (1-2km) 

Saturday morning

Swim to the Lighthouse (2km) 

Saturday afternoon

Milford-on-Sea to Hordle Cliff (2km) 

Sunday morning

Barton-on-Sea to Milford-on-Sea (4km tidal assisted, with breaks) 

South Devon sea swimming retreats, 2021
3-5 September (gentler swimming) and 17-19 September (energetic swimming)

Perched on a clifftop in the South Hams with commanding views across the English Channel to Eddystone Rock and only a short walk from some of the most iconic swimming on the South Coast, Battisborough House is the perfect base for a truly unforgettable swimming safari. Just minutes from the house you can experience some of the wildest and most beautiful sea swimming experiences in the British Isles. The Erme Estuary is referenced in Roger Deakin’s Waterlog. 

We are offering 'gentler' and 'energetic' swimming retreats. If you are interested in swims further than 2km, you should aim to book onto the energetic swimming retreat. See below for exemplar itineraries.

Price: from £395 per person for two nights

 

Find out more about Battisborough House

To book your places, please email us at iconicswims@gmail.com

 
Battisborough House, South Devon

Example swim itinerary 1 (gentler swimming) 

Friday afternoon

Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe (0.5-1km)

Saturday morning

Explore around Bugle Hole (1km) 

Saturday afternoon

Erme Estuary swoosh (1km) 

Sunday morning

Round Burgh Island (1.5km)

Example swim itinerary 2  (energetic swimming) 

Friday afternoon

Meadowsfoot Beach, Mothecombe (1-2km) 

Saturday morning

Bugle Hole to Erme Estuary (2km)

Saturday afternoon

Erme Estuary swoosh (2km)

Sunday morning

Avon Swoosh (7km tidal assisted, with breaks)

 
Private group swimming retreats

Let us help you put together your perfect swimming break in one of our retreat venues. We can arrange lifeguards, guides, pilot vessels and advise on possible swim itineraries to ensure you have a genuinely memorable Iconic Swimming weekend.

To book a private group retreat, please email us at iconicswims@gmail.com