Challenging Waters: The Diary of a Lake District Swimmer


To celebrate his 60th birthday John Mather thought it would be a good idea to swim the length of all the seventeen lakes in the English Lake District. This proved to be quite an undertaking, requiring a much greater deal of time, effort and planning than he had anticipated! Indeed, not everything went to plan, however the beautiful fragility of this wonderful land made its mark in many ways, as recounted in this illustrated account of his journey.

Here’s what John says about working with us:
“I would thoroughly recommend having a book produced by Carnegie Scotforth Books. I was so impressed by everyone’s help, creativity and utter professionalism in developing the draft of my book. It was a joy to see the book develop, so purposefully. And, needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled and delighted by the finished product.”
John Mather (11th December 2017)


John Mather