The best wild swimming spots near Bristol

Desperate for a dip? Head to one of my six favourite wild swimming spots less than an hour away from Bristol. From tranquil river swims…

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Video: Wild swimming safety tips

Swim in safety in rivers, pools and the ocean safely by following some key advice in my new wild swimming safety tips video. Whenever summer…

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Wild swimming at Hampstead Ladies’ Pond, London

The calming joy of wild swimming at Hampstead Ladies’ Pond “WOMEN ONLY. Men not allowed beyond this point” proclaimed the little gate that lead to…

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Wild swimming at Goldiggins Quarry, Cornwall

Wild swimming at Goldiggins Quarry, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall Coming across this deep, wide quarry of deep blue spring-fed water feels like uncovering a secret –…

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Wild swimming at Prussia Cove, Cornwall

One of my favourite beach coves to swim at in Britain is home to clear waters and a secret smuggling history. Wild Swimming at Prussia…

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One Last Breath – safer wild swimming in Wales

Fancy a cooling dip this summer? Learn where is and isn’t safe to swim with Welsh Water’s One Last Breath campaign and then take a…

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Wild swimming at Sharrah Pools, Dartmoor

The neverending quest for beautiful places to swim in the wild in Britain continues. This time my lovely friend Kate took me to seek out…

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My favourite wild swimming spots in Britain

Feeling a deep desire to go splashing about in rivers or diving into lagoons? The UK is peppered with stunning locations in which to dip…

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Summer wild swimming adventures in Seasalt

Ah, summer, is that (finally) you? I’ve been spending most of June splashing about on the Cornish coast and diving into hidden green lakes, so…

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Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the…

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Wild swimming around the world

In my third travel column for The Independent I’ve rounded up some of the world’s most beautiful and unusual swimming spots, from Thai waterfalls (modelled…

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Hunter wisteria wellingtons go wild swimming

Hunter wisteria wellingtons the colour of icecream were made for elderflower picking, cow befriending, buttercup stomping and wild swimming at one of my favourite places,…

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Alice Robert’s Wild Swimming

Absolutely beautiful show on BBC Iplayer at the moment: Alice Roberts swims in empty lochs, freezing rivers and underground lagoons, interspaced with water-based poetry in…

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How it feels to try ice swimming, Scandinavian style

Scandinavians have known it for centuries – plunging into ice-cold water is good for you. Here’s how it feels to take a dip in the…

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Wild Scandinavia – Five Nordic adventures

When I think of Europe’s cold north I think of the Everyman’s Right, a clause in the law of Norway, Sweden and Finland that allows…

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Climbing Mallorca: Deep water solo climbing on the wild coast

In September I got a grip on the limestone of Mallorca. Read my story of a magical week free climbing on the coast above the…

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