Glove Dippers wild swimming season 2020/21 begins on 1st June. Come and swim in a private 100m lake with sheep chattering in the nearby fields and stunning Wiltshire sunsets.
You’ll join a thriving, friendly community of open water swimmers, from casual dippers to triathletes. All enjoy the gentle waters, peaceful surrounds and the pure joy of swimming under a vast blue (occasionally grey) sky. Some of them even enjoy cracking the winter ice – it takes all sorts!
Why not swim outdoors every day for less than you’d pay for a single session in a swimming pool? Membership fees this year:
- Full season membership (Jun 20 – Mar 21 incl): £55
includes 12 guest swims
- Summer Membership (Jun – Oct 20 incl): £30
includes five guest swims
- Winter Membership (Nov – Mar 21 incl): £30
includes five guest swims
Located in the fields alongside Glove Factory Studios, the lake water is tested regularly and is consistently rated ‘excellent’.
To join this wild and wonderful private swimming club, head over to the membership and payment page.
Are you the adventurous type? Then come on over and join Glove Dippers, our open-water swimming club! The 2019/20 season is live and dipping.
The lake boasts a 100m length, and we guarantee it’s a gorgeous spot to swim while you listen to sheep chatting in the nearby fields. The water quality is regularly tested and rated as excellent.
Facilities include access to toilets and showers during Glove Factory Studios’ opening hours (9am – 6pm) and free onsite parking.
Oh, and there’s always hot chocolate in The Field Kitchen to warm you up afterwards. The cafe is open daily serving food until 3 pm, and Glove Dippers receive a 10% discount.
Head over to smarturl.it/glovedippers to find out more and join.
February’s edition of Outdoor Swimmer magazine includes a lovely feature about Glove Dippers Club and group members Wiltshire Wild Swim.
On Christmas Eve, an enthusiastic bunch of swimmers arrived at Glove Factory primed for a swim. They were joined by Ella Foote, Outdoor Swimmer magazine’s contributing editor. She had been invited by Wild Wiltshire Swim founders Kirsty Field and Sarah Webb, in support of Ella’s annual swim project, ‘Dip A Day December’.
As you can see, everyone embraced the festive spirit!!
Take a look at Glove Dippers to join the wild swimming club here at Glove Factory Studios, and head over to Wild Wiltshire Swim to find out more about the group.
You can follow Ella Foote’s swimming adventures on Instagram @ellachloeswims. And don’t forget to check out Outdoor Swimmer.
Outdoor Swimmer Article features Wild Wiltshire Swim and Glove Dippers
The Family Day by the Lakes has had to be postponed due to the forecast of adverse cold weather and strong winds on the day. We apologise in advance for those planning to come. We will announce the revised date in the near future. Any swimmers over the age of 18 are welcome to join Glove Dippers, a membership outdoor swimming club entitling members to swim in the lake all year round during club hours.
Saturday 1st July
Join us for a Summer afternoon beside our lakes. Bring your swimmers and take a dip to cool off, or simply sit back and relax as the sun casts shadows over the parkland. A delicious barbecue will be available served by The Field Kitchen, with a paying bar offering refreshing cider sundowners.
Vegetarian option is available.
Please note: swimming is at your own risk. Children must be accompanied at all times.