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Open Water Swimming

Enjoy open water swims in our stunning lake

Mentored by Ashdown Forest LeisureMentor summary: Water Activity Centre in Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest Leisure
Location address: Uckfield, TN22 3DU
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult Swim £10Under 16 Swim £8
Next date: Saturday 9th Jul,

A summary

Booking will be an acceptance of our rules. IMPORTANT: you need to read the rules, and provide any medical history. A lifeguard will be on duty together with spotters. Bright swimming hat and tow float are required. YOU MUST BE A GOOD SWIMMER, if we feel you are not a good swimmer, you may be asked to wear a life jacket, which are available at £1.00. PARKING: our parking is limited, so please use overflow parking just inside the gate if parking on the tennis court area is full. Do not park\drive on the grass unless instructed to do so. We would kindly ask that you do not bring dogs or picnics. We would also kindly ask that you leave within 25 minutes to allow for next session. Open water swimming is a fantastic mood booster. Taking a dip outdoors boosts dopamine and serotonin levels and stimulates the release of feel-good endorphins. Kayaking and paddle borading is also available, but not whilst open water swimming is taking place. When you're silently floating or gen...

Ashdown Forest Leisure·Water Activity Centre in Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest Leisure is a stunning lake retreat in Nutley, Uckfield. Water activities are a fun way to get active and enjoy some time in the great outdoors. At Ashdown Forest Leisure, you can choose from kayaking, paddle boarding and even going out in a rowing boat. We are child friendly, making us an ideal family day out! For the times that the adults are not present on the waters with their children, we will have a lifeguard on duty, ensuring everybody is safe at all times. Whether you are looking to relax whilst fly fishing, take part in activities such as kayaking or paddle boarding, or you want to escape normal life and enjoy a few nights away glamping, our tranquil surroundings provide the perfect setting. ​ Having served as a fishery for 20 years, we expanded our offering by introducing water activities and glamping to allow more people to enjoy visiting us at Ashdown Leisure. ​ Take a look at what we have to offer and book your water activities or glamping stay online. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children swim? All children should be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Do I need to pre-book a session? Yes, you must book in advance. As soon as dates and places are available they will be visible on this listing. Do I need to read any rules before attending? Yes, please read the Lake Rules carefully before attending and by booking you will accept the rules. How do I contact you to ask other questions? Please use the messaging system on this listing and this will create an account so you are ready to make bookings and read your messages.

Learning aims

Learn to enhance your mood and boost endorphins naturally

Lake Rules

1. All swimmers must pre-book. 2. You must not enter the water until you are advised to do so by our lifeguard. 3. All swim sessions will start and finish at the time booked. 4. Children must be supervised at all times, in and out of the water. 5. All children between the age of 8 and 16 must be able to demonstrate that they are experienced strong swimmers and must be accompanied by an adult. 6. A brightly coloured swim hat must be worn at all times for your safety. 7. When the water temperature is 16c or below a wetsuit must be worn, when swimming without a wetsuit a tow float must be worn. 8. If you see anyone in trouble, alert a member of staff. 9. Safty is paramount, if you are asked to leave the water, do so immediately. 10. Respect others swimming. 11. Do not ingest water if possible. 12. All accidients must be reported. 13. Please wear shoes when on land. 14. Do not swim with deep cuts, all minor cuts must be covered by plaster. If you develop fl...

What's provided


Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Ashdown Forest Leisure, Cackle Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DU

Pricing information

Ticket: Adult Swim £10Ticket description: Adult swim session
Ticket: Under 16 Swim £8Ticket description: Under 16 swim session

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

None of the above

Notice of more than 24 hours is required to get a refund.


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