Derwent Water offers a lot of access points for Wild Swimming. With a footpath around a lot of the lake you can pretty take your pick. Derwent is a popular lake and as such it has a lot of lake traffic, so for safety we highly recommended that anyone swimming in Derwent has a chill swim float (or the equivalent).Click to see full answer. Thereof, can you swim in Wast Water? Wasdale Deep Clean Swim Ability & Fitness Level: The Wasdale Deep Clean Swim is suitable for experienced and confident open water swimmers who can comfortably swim at-least 8km or more in open water.Subsequently, question is, is it safe to swim in the Lake District? Swimming is very accessible in the Lake District; you can swim in any of the Lakes with the exceptions of those that are reservoirs or are privately owned. More adventurous wild swimmers will also want to head to the mountain tarns for a more wild or remote experience. Likewise, can you swim in Esthwaite water? There are officialy 16 lakes in the Lake District. However, three of these are reservoirs (Ennerdale Water, Haweswater and Thirlmere) and one a fishery (Esthwaite Water), which therefore cannot be swam in. Buttermere is regarded by many as the best of all lakes to swim in due to the water clarity, scenery and isolationAre there lake currents?Currents. The principal forces acting to initiate water movements in lakes are those due to hydraulic gradients, wind stress, and factors that cause horizontal or vertical density gradients. The wind is therefore one of the most important external forces on a lake.