Nothing quite beats an invigorating dip wild waters. Why not take the plunge and plan a wild swimming adventure with these eight breath-taking outdoor swims here in the UK, courtesy of Zoggs
Peak District: Slippery Stones at Derwent Valley Reservoir
With shallow waters and a plunge pool, ‘Slippery Stones’ near the Derwent Valley Reservoir makes a great introduction to outdoor swimming for the whole family.
Sheffield: Harthill Reservoir
This lake is shared by model yacht enthusiasts, sailors and swimmers alike who all enjoy the peaceful, tranquil waters of this lovely outdoor spot. To swim here you must be a member of the Yorkshire Outdoor Swimmers club, membership costs just £10 per year and £3 per swim
Isle of Skye: Fairy Pools
How about a wild swim in crystal clear pools? Mountains, valleys, flora, fauna and waterfalls all entice you to take a swim and just soak everything in.
Scotland: Rob Roy’s Bathtub
Rob Roy’s Bathtub is a lot bigger and much, much colder than your bath at home but it makes for a totally refreshing outdoor swim. Dive into the plunge pool, get a massage from the waterfall or just float downstream under a canopy of trees.
Suffolk: River Waveney
Roger Deakin, the outspoken novelist and advocate for wild swimming, who attempted to swim the British Isles was regularly seen paddling about in the River Waveney.
It was one of his favourite spots, could it become one of yours?!
The Shepperton Open Water Swimming Lake situated in Middlesex is one of few open water places specifically dedicated to swimmers.
Equally suited to newbies and experienced outdoor swimmers alike, Shepperton boasts excellent changing and refreshment facilities but most of all, a warm welcome and a range of fun swimming activities for anyone who wants to enjoy an open water swim.
Wales: Abereiddy beach and The Blue Lagoon
Popular with divers and coasteering groups, the deep, enticing blue waters of this quarry lagoon in Pembrokeshire are a must for any wild swimmer.
Inner Hebrides: Fingal’s Cave on the Island of Staffa
A trip to Fingal’s Cave gives you the unique opportunity to swim into the mouth of this breathtakingly beautiful cave system and through the bright blue waters of a 60m chasm. Along the way you could spot seals, marine life and even the majestic Basking Shark.
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