Open Water Swimming

Enjoy open water swims in our stunning lake

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Ashdown Forest Leisure

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Location address: Uckfield, TN22 3DU
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 8 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult Swim £10 per sessionUnder 16 Swim £8 per session
Next date: Saturday 13th 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. A bright swimming hat and tow float are required. If you do not own these items they are available to rent at the start of your session for £1 cash. YOU MUST BE A GOOD SWIMMER, if we feel you are not a good swimmer, you may be asked to wear a life jacket. 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. Kayaking and paddle boarding is also available, but not whilst open water swimming is taking place.
About your mentor
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. ​ Take a look at what we have to offer and book your water activities online. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can children join open water swimming? All children should be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times during this activity. 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
Aim 1
Learn to enhance your mood and boost endorphins naturally
Aim 2
Reduce your stress levels in a great natural environment for mindfulness and meditation
Aim 3
Exercise your whole body with a low-impact workout.
Lake Rules and Terms
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 16ºC or below a wetsuit must be worn. 8. If you see anyone in trouble, alert a member of staff. 9. Safety 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 accidents 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 flu like systems, please see a doctor and tell them you have been open water swimming. General Terms and Conditions of booking: By booking you agree that the management will not be held responsible for any of the following: Any injury for yourself and/or your children, howsoever, caused. Any accidents or loss during your stay. Any loss or damage howsoever caused to personal property left unattended on our property. You agree to pay for any loss/damage to equipment whilst in your use and will cover the cost for any damage caused. It is a condition of booking that children under 18 years old must be accompanied during their participation in the watersports by an adult. The management cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused to personal property left unattended on our premises. Vehicles and their contents are left on our premises at the owner's risk. Management does not accept responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents.
Pricing information
Ticket nameAdult Swim
InformationEach attendee must book a ticket
Ticket nameUnder 16 Swim
Where we'll be
Ashdown Forest Leisure, Cackle Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3DU
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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.

Cancellation Policy
None of the aboveNotice of more than 24 hours is required to get a refund.

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.