Spend a dreamy long weekend with Swim Sistas this Summer, wild swimming on the stunning North Cornwall coast.
Think coast path hikes with iconic ocean views, golden sand beaches, sunrise dips and distance swims. Lying on sun warmed rocks next to turquoise tide pools by day and sleeping peacefully under the stars in cliff top Tipis by night. A breath workshop builds confidence swimming in open water, Yoga centres mind and body, and a wood fired sauna sets you up for a blissful nights sleep under canvas.
Friday 1 July – Monday 4 July 2022 (Full)
The Cliff top, Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall, UK
Our home for the weekend is the wonderful Seaview Tipis. Unplug from modern life and enjoy this unique setting on the North Cornwall coast above Bedruthan Steps. We won’t need apps or webcams to check the forecast, just take a peek out of your tipi for sweeping Atlantic views.
Your tipi is furnished with bed(s), crisp fresh sheets, cosy blankets, low tables and lanterns. You will find a camping stove and kettle and all you need to make tea and coffee. Each tipi has its own fire pit and picnic bench and we have a communal tipi space for reading, relaxing and chatting to your fellow Swim Sistas.
2 eco loos and 2 gas powered hot showers are just a few minutes walk (max) from your tipi. Showers are on and hot 24/7 so there is always lovely warm water waiting for you. Shampoo, conditioner and hand wash are provided.
Delicious home cooked breakfasts and lunches are included in your retreat alongside a welcome BBQ on Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday evening we will be taking you to experience a couple of our favourite local eateries.
Tea and coffee are provided and we will also provide a couple of large cool boxes in our communal space for everyone to use. Remember we are off-grid so no electricity,
We are happy to cater to different diet requirements but please let us know prior to the retreat.
We have included 6 swims in our long weekend, a mixture of distance swims (max 2km) from some of our favourite North coast beaches and coves and swims/dips in some beautiful tidepools. On Saturday and Sunday we’ve combined our afternoon swims with a coastal hike, because in our eyes there is nothing better than exploring the South West coast path and arriving at your dream swim spot!
Our swim forecasting session will help you to understand coastal conditions for your future swim trip planning and we’ve also included a technical session to focus on developing your technique and building confidence.
This Swim weekend is suitable for distance swimmers up to 2km & dippers and splashers alike. We are all swimmers so whether you like to push yourself with distance, take it slow and steady or just get in and get wet, we are ready for you and no one will be held back or taken out of their comfort zone.
Our Swim Sistas Guides are experts in their field and happiest in the ocean, you will be safe and happy in their hands as they help you to fine tune your swim technique, accompany your open water swims and share their strategies for ocean confidence with you.
Swim guiding on our North Cornwall weekend is led by Hannah Waller, an STA qualified Open Water Coach, Swim Instructor and Aquaphobia Coach. Having spent most of her childhood in the water, always enjoying the freedom of open water swimming and the opportunity it gives to challenge her limits Hannah decided to take her passion and turn it into a career.
She started as a swim instructor, teaching children’s’ after school clubs and private lessons, before completing her Open Water coaching qualification and starting Wild and Open Water Swim Coaching based in Cornwall.
“For me, being able to swim is one of the most important life skills someone could ever have, especially living in Cornwall. I feel extremely privileged to be in this position, teaching potentially life-saving skills, whilst giving children and adults the confidence and freedom they get from being in the water.
I love being close to nature and spend as much time possible outside, hiking, running, swimming, surfing as well as working on my other small ice cream van business. My moto is that you are only ever one swim away from a good mood!”
YOGA, BREATHWORK & A WOOD FIRED SAUNA
Your weekend retreat includes a breath workshop to develop open water and cold water confidence and a restorative Yoga session to stretch out those swim tired limbs.
With the Olla Hiki traditional wood fired Sauna on-site there is plenty of opportunity to warm up and de-toxify. Listening to the waves below and watching the sunset, its a pretty special place to enjoy your Sauna experience.
We’ve included a Sauna session on Saturday evening for the group but there is also the opportunity to use it again on a drop in basis. Scrubs and traditional birch massage are also available.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring at least two sets of swimwear, a full wetsuit or shortie if you would like to swim in one, swim goggles, a tow float, a swim hat if you have one (hint – there will also be one in your goody bag!), 2 towels (fast drying advisable), day sac (its easier to carry a ruck sac style bag than a tote bag style when walking on the coast path).
A torch, comfy bed, soaps, toilet roll, furnishings and fire pit with wood are all included in your stay.
If you are driving yourself then there is an exclusive car park for us at Seaview Tipis, in easy walking distance of your Tipi. Alternatively take a train to Bodmin Parkway or fly to Newquay Airport (NQY) and we can organise a transfer for you. Check train options at www.thetrainline.com and flight options at www.skyscanner.net
Please drop us a line to discuss travel options that will work the best for you.
HOW TO BOOK
Double occupancy Tipi (Twin singles or double bed) – £575
Single occupancy Tipi (double bed) – £760 per person
Book with a 50% deposit & remainder due 8 weeks prior to the retreat
Please use the paypal links below to book your space with a 50% deposit or the full amount. If you choose to book with a deposit the remainder will be due 8 weeks prior to departure.
Do you have questions about the retreat? send us an email and we will be very happy to help you.
The tipi field is fully enclosed and has private access for Seaview Tipis guests only. The gates into the tipi field are locked with a combination padlock which guests have the code for.
Swim Sistas and Seaview Tipis do not accept any responsibility for guests’ possessions during your stay. Please do not bring valuables
We will have battery packs to charge phones from.
The retreat itinerary includes walking on uneven ground, at the top of high cliffs on designated Coastal Paths, and some easy rock scrambles to access tidepools. We would like to make this retreat as accessible as possible so please do contact us with any questions and concerns
If after booking you find that you are unable join us on the retreat for any reason please confirm this to us in writing and we will refund your spot according to the terms below:
Cancellation more than 49 days prior to the retreat – 20% of full retreat price is non-refundable
Cancellation 30-49 days prior to retreat – 50% of full retreat price is non-refundable.
Cancellation 21 – 30 days prior to retreat – 70% of full retreat price is non-refundable.
Cancellation within 20 days of retreat – Full retreat price is non-refundable.
If we are forced to cancel the retreat for any reason we will offer you the choice of a full refund, credit note or postponed dates, whichever is your preference.
We recommend that you take out travel insurance at the same time as you pay your deposit to ensure you have the maximum coverage for any reason you may need to cancel.
Please click here for our full terms and conditions of booking.