In the UK, wild swimming seems be having a bit of a moment. More people than ever are stripping off and diving into the nation’s chilly rivers and lakes – and, tbqh, we’re absolutely here for it. Whether you’re doing it for fitness or just a thrill, for a mental cleanse or to simply be closer to nature, wild swimming is bloomin’ great.
And the UK certainly isn’t short of fabulous places to take a natural dip. From plunge pools and tidal lagoons to remote rivers and shimmering lochs, this country is full of amazing spots to splash about with abandon. Ready? Here are 11 of our favourite places to go wild swimming in the UK.
Please note: Wild swimming can be dangerous. It’s best to avoid taking the plunge if you’re not a strong, experienced swimmer. Please check for potential hazards before you swim.Please be mindful of the people who live locally, check whether car parks and toilets are open before you set off, and do not leave litter.
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