What are the rules for swimming in hatchmere?
No rigid or inflatable water craft allowed, so no type of canoe, dinghy or kayak allowed. No motorised craft allowed such as motorboat or jet ski. No radio controlled craft.
No floating sunbeds, toys or other such novelty inflatables allowed but swimming aids such as arm bands and tow floats are permitted.
Swim In The Designated Swim Zone
Swimming is permitted at Hatchmere in a designated zone that is indicated by markers on the far bank. The swim area is V-shaped with the red and white centre post easily aimed for, the Southern and Northern posts are harder to spot and are obscured by vegetation in the Spring and Summer.
How do I get to Hatchmere lake?
The postcode to enter in your sat nav is WA6 6NL. Hatchmere lake is situated on the edge of Hatchmere village and is right next to the Carriers Inn pub on Delamere Road, which is the B5152. Delamere Road is quite long so it’s best to to use the post code to find your way there.
How far is the swim across to the other side?
It is approx 150 metres to the opposite side when aiming for the centre post, which is white and red in colour.
If you want to swim a mile, that’ll be six ‘there and backs’ (or 12 widths) which is 1800 metres, so 1.1 miles.