Gone Swimming's ”Wet Weekends“ are for those swimmers that are looking for a great wild swimming experience, great food, at a great price.
Don’t worry though, great prices doesn't mean that we are cutting any corners. We will have still personally checked out every single property, and we will have swum every single swim.
You will be accommodated in some of the great bunkhouses around North Wales (mostly in Gwynedd, coloured blue on the map - but sometimes in neighbouring Conwy and Anglesey). Where numbers allow, the dorms rooms will be single sex, but there may be times when you will be in mixed sex dorms – we are trying to keep the costs down for you.
As part of the deal, you will get breakfast provided – with options of toast, cereal, porridge (our favourite), and a hot cooked option too. Out on the swims, there will be our normal (vast) quantities of tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. You will also be able to enjoy a hot lunch. The evening meal – is two courses of tasty filling (and well earnt) deliciousness.
About Wet Weekends
Ultimately, each wet weekend is different. On the Friday night, once everybody had arrived - we will sit down and figure out what YOU want to do. Obviously, it's a democratic process, and we cannot please everybody all of the time, but we aim to show you a good variety of the exceptional swims that we have to offer in North Wales.
Dates, locations, and prices
All the “Wet Weekends” start as soon as you get to North Wales on a Friday afternoon or evening. We are ready to welcome you from 2pm onwards!
Our Wet Weekends are now only £250 for FULL BOARD. Repeat offenders (you know who you are) get a £25 discount for themselves, and any friends they bring along!
Please have a read through our booking terms and conditions.
South Snowdonia - Sample Itinerary
This trip is based out of a great little bunkhouse outside of Dolgellau, it a cosy little converted milking shed, nestled on the banks of the estuary. South Snowdonia is a fabulous area to explore, with far less of the crowds of the "main" areas such as Llanberis or Betws-y-Coed.
Train station: Machynlleth
Snowdonia - Sample Itinerary
This trip has the potential to be one of our most active trips, As we are swimming around the lakes (Llyn) of Snowdon the summit should be a goal too!
Train station: Bangor, Porthmadog
Coach stops: Bangor, Porthmadog
Anglesey (Ynys Mon) - Sample Itinerary
The island of Anglesey is the site for one of the first ever documented wild swims. Apparently a bunch of Romans in all their armour and what-not swam across the Menai Strait (Afon Menai in Wlesh) to bash the living daylights out of some poor unsuspecting souls (or maybe soles). We shall try to have a more peaceful swimming experience.
Gabs spent a her holidays here every summer having the time of her life. Barefoot and sunburnt running wild on boats, on the beaches and through the sand dunes from dawn to dusk with a rabble of other kids. Her parents honeymooned in Bull Bay, and her family mined copper from the hills just two generations ago. So understandably she loves the island! Gabs wants to move here “when she grows up”, however Dan ever practical says it’s too far from the rest of the world!
But enough of that...
Train station: Holyhead
Coach station: Holyhead