Swimming combined with trekking was recently shown as a new activity on the BBC Breakfast programme. Basically a mix of hiking and swimming, where participants travel through a mix of hiking and swimming from point A to point B, carrying their gear on their backs when hiking and in a specially designed tow float when swimming, towing their gear behind them.
Our swim trekking routes can be tailored to your needs/available time and fitness levels and will take you along the wild and rugged Pembrokeshire coast along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, then across bays and inlets stopping here and there for a camp fire and hot cup of tea.
What Kit Is Needed?
As with any normal trek we'll be carrying a small rucksack with all of the essentials: warm clothes, food and drink, as well as a small stove/fuel and snacks.
How We'll Carry the Kit
We'll be using a special float or RuckRaft to carry our backpack containing our gear.
The backpack goes in a special robust waterproof bag and clips into the ruckraft.
How Far Are the Swims?
The swims will range from a few hundred metres to 1 or 1.5km. The ruckraft wil be used to tow the equipment and its robust design means everything is kept dry.
Continuing the Trek
Once we complete the swim the trek is continued on the other side and the ruckraft can be carried on your backpack to save deflating and inflating every time.
The Swimming and Trekking Season
We will be running the swims and treks from spring through till the end of the year.