A Change in Direction
The Hudson brothers grew up with the outdoors. A childhood in the Lake District meant hiking and river raft racing was on their doorstep. Entering adulthood and moving away from their home meant substituting nature for the fast-paced life of city living; a way of life that was effecting the brothers’ well being and sense of belonging.
Middle brother, Calum (29), craved that reconnection with the outdoors. That overwhelming desire hit Calum when he felt the full force of his parents splitting up and selling the family home in the Lake District. He had the revelation to go back to the roots of his childhood by swimming the Eden Valley with his brothers, Robbie (31) and Jack (26), to feel that connection once again.
“As I was drifting through life I was getting lost and moving further away from something eight-year-old Calum wouldn’t have been proud of. I realised how much that childhood meant to me, and I was like, this is the time I need to do something different.”
It was a reverse from London to the Lake District, getting his brothers to be part of the swim.