The Castle Swim Series - Hever Castle
The UK’s most stunning and sought after venue sees the finale of the Castle Swim Series. The swim provides the choice of three different distances: 5k, 2.5k and 1mile, with the unique swim route around the 13-acre island in the River Eden having been hailed as the ‘best open water swim ever’.
Hever Castle is situated three miles South East of Edenbridge off the B2026 between Sevenoaks and East Grinstead in the village of Hever. Situated 30 miles from London in West Kent, exit the M25 at junctions 5 or 6 and follow the Brown tourist signs. Also well signed from the Hildenborough exit of the A21.
With such a busy event we urge you to check your journey time and allow plenty of time to access the car parks. All car parks are in adjoining fields to the event. Please follow the below instructions to avoid delays
On approaching to the venue, be sure to follow the yellow triathlon car park signs. DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR SAT NAV.
Please follow directions from marshals.
Many of you will be arriving while competitors are out on the cycle course, please drive with caution.
It is roughly 10 – 15 minutes walk to the event village.
The Castle Triathlon Series is offering camping at all UK and Irish castles (but we don’t supply the tent). If you are a camper with a tent or have a Campervan or Caravan take this fantastic opportunity to stay within the spectacular grounds of the Castle at which you are competing.
There will be toilet and showering facilities available at all sites. There will also be an electric hook-up at Castle Howard and Hever Castle which can be added to your booking on the online shop. There is no human waste disposal for caravans or camper vans on any of the Castle camping sites.
Prices for camping at the Castles are as follows:
Tent (2 people) – £25
Extra Person – £8.00 per night
No charge for under 5’s
For health and safety reasons for both the competitors and swim safety team we have to have cut-off times in the water. These are as follows:
1 Mile – 90 mins
2.5K – 2 hours
5K – 3 hours
All competitors will receive a medal
Festival theme with live music, a climbing wall, children’s inflatables, yoga and an array of retail outlets and concessions.
A variety of locally-sourced foods, with succulent hog roasts and wood fired pizza just two of the highlights, with a huge variety of refreshments for competitors and spectators alike.
A bumper event village
The historic Castle grounds will be open for exploration, with lakeside walks and nature and wildlife spotting