Breca Buttermere

29th July 2017

Breca Buttermere is the UK's original swimrun adventure through England's most stunning and rugged wilderness - the Western Fells of the Lake District.

Set in the Buttermere and Borrowdale valleys, the course encompasses ancient corpse roads, waterfalls, exhilarating Lakeland ridges, island crossings and some of the most spectacular views in the Lake District National Park.

Join us on 29th July 2017 for the third edition and an updated course, with additional swims in two new lakes - Loweswater and Derwentwater.

Breca Buttermere is an ÖtillÖ Merit Race, offering ÖtillÖ merit points and the possibility of racing in the Swimrun World Championship in Sweden. To find out more click here.


Saturday 29th July 2017

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Breca ButtermereRun: 38km | Swim: 6km | Transitions: 18 | Total length: 43km
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Buttermere Sprint - Run: 17km | Swim: 3km | Transitions: 8 | Total length: 20km
Course Map | Elevation ProfileRoute Card


Breca Buttermere - £150 per person
Breca Buttermere Sprint - £100 per person

The entry fee includes:

  • event swimrun vest
  • swim cap
  • finishers' t-shirts
  • finishers' medals
  • Prizes
  • race timing
  • race nutrition and hydration
  • free event photography

Swimrun is raced in pairs - entry is for teams of two only


Click here for the event logistics and schedule



Click here for the website gallery

2016 Race photography
2015 Race photography


Being part of the Breca Buttermere Event Team is rewarding and fun. If you can commit to a full day of volunteering you will receive a t-shirt, lunch and free entry to a Breca Swimrun race the following year. Click here to find out more.


Click here to register