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

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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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More of my explorations in the Kenyan highlands, including the most beautiful pool I’ve ever swam in, a climb up Hyena Rock, a flower-filled haven of a farmstay and a REALLY big dog named Colonel Lawrence.

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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 here by the lovely Flo) to Melanesian forest pools and Mexican bat caves. Read the…

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For the first of my adventures with Jeep to celebrate their Renegades Wanted campaign Jake and I went snorkelling with seals on the gorgeous Isles of Scilly. Properly wonderful.

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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, Claverton Weir.

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Pure unadulterated fresh air based bliss in one little music video: Keep your head up, by Ben Howard. Possibly the best waterslide in the world. I suggest watching it when you feel a little bit sad.

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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 this beautiful one-off show. As a huge fan of river swimming I am mega jealous.

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Ten of the best places to stay in the delightful British Isles – I wrote this for the delightful but now defunct Itchy City guides.

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