A walker posing with his dog.

Save the date! Here’s what’s going on at Bewl Water this summer…

Bewl Water has an outstanding reputation for hosting major events and this summer is no different. Throughout August and September, get ready to see the likes of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird K3 and the famous Dragon Boat Race in a host of family-friendly competitions and celebrations! All are welcome, so get pencilling these dates into your diary and we’ll see you there…

The Bewl Water Triathlon August 7

Pro and aspiring triathletes are getting ready to swim, ride, and run in the most gruelling and hilarious contest there is! Choose between three races: sprint (750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run), standard (1500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run), and relay where teams can compete in either sprint or standard races before receiving a medal for their heroics.

Swimmer with their arm coming out of the water

Dragon Boat Race September 10

The annual Dragon Boat race is back and we’re encouraging you to get involved and raise as much money as possible for good causes! Since the event began in 1998, over £2.7 million has been raised for more than 400 local, national, and international charities as 60 Dragon Boat teams with crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race over a 250-metre course.

Boat storage at Bewl Water

As Keen as Mustard Swim Run September 11

Get your pulse racing in this fantastic swimrun. Catering for varied abilities and distances, the course emphasises on adventure, navigating through woods, paths and trails using naturally occurring swim entry and exit points. Participants can choose to race in a selection of solo 6k, 10k, and 21k courses as well as teaming up for the latter.

Man Running with his hands up

Sir Malcolm Campbells Bluebird K3 September 21

Sir Malcolm Campbells Bluebird K3 returns to Bewl Water celebrating the boat’s 85th anniversary of her first record in 1937. The reservoir is a special location for Bluebird K3 as it was here that her engines first roared in life again after being retired and falling into disrepair!

The Bluebird K3 at Bewl Water

Hermes Running September 24

Rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the UK, Hermes Running returns to Bewl Water where participants will challenge themselves in either a half, full or ultra-marathon. A 10k race will also be available with all four courses taking place on a combination of rural wooded trails and quiet country lanes, with unrivalled views of the reservoir.

Have we tempted you? To find out more information about each event and to book your tickets, head over to our ‘What’s On’ page!