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 – until you’re right upon it, it’s hidden from view by rocks and looks like the…

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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 Cove, Cornwall   If you start to travel in a south-westerly direction and, well, just…

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The best aquatic adventures in Britain

Already in love with wild swimming? Why not try another adventure on the water this year? After all, you’re never more than 70 miles from the ocean in the UK, not to mention deep lakes to paddle across, river pools…

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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 anyone to roam through the land freely, to forage for wild food, to walk in…

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My favourite Urban Sanctuaries with Victorinox

I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

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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 swim at one of my four favourite spots in Wales. Wild swimming is a joy.…

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Ten British outdoor adventures to plan this year

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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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 a deep cold pool in the river Dart.

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Video: Wild swimming safety tips

Swim in safety in rivers, pools and the ocean this summer by following some key advice in my new wild swimming safety tips video. Whenever summer rolls around I itch to jump in to lakes and rivers, but it’s essential…

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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 it seems fitting that my second Seasalt style post is all about summery swimwear and…

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A walk to Blue Lake, Snowdonia

Exploring a beautiful and slightly eerie old quarry pool hidden in a pocket of southern Snowdonia, complete with secret Hobbit tunnels and incredible views over Cardigan Bay.

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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 Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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Aquatic adventures in GlideSoul neoprene

Hello, new neoprene crush! GlideSoul‘s loud and lovely colours are bringing a neon revolution to the lineup, with bright wetsuits and sporty swimsuits you can really move in. My suit is the 0.5m neoprene one piece, £79, in a very…

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Competition: WIN £100 to spend at Simply Swim

Inspired by the Olympic swimming heroes to get into the water? Whether you’re planning for your first triathlon or just want a dip in the river, get kitted out by winning £100 to spend at Simply Swim on swimsuits, racing…

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A thought for spring

Why worry about getting a bikini body when you could go skinny dipping with your mates instead?

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Wild Britain adventures for The Independent

Wild open spaces and adventures off the beaten track are closer than you think – get inspired to go exploring in Britain this winter with my ideas for cold weather fun over at The Independent‘s travel section, from ice climbing…

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