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

Alice Roberts Wild Swimming

If you feel like having a go yourself, Daniel Start’s lovely book, Wild Swimming, lists the most beautiful spots in the UK. My favourite? Claveterton Weir, near Bath.
Alice Roberts Wild Swimming


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  1. Ph
    July 30, 2011 / 11:50 pm

    This is a rubbish swimming programme.
    She NEVER gets her hair wet, and looks like she does not enjoy swimming, and wears a surfing wetsuit. She also can’t swim very well.
    A lot of talking about water. Not much evidence of enjoying it. Where’s Robson Green ?

  2. grant bartlett
    August 17, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    well i thought this programme was great .i found it realy inspiring and has made me learn to swim and i have now swam in a lake and the great ouse between kempston and bedford .i can only do breast stroke at the moment bet with so much to see why would you want to bury your head in the water and miss all the sights and sounds that are going on around you .well done alice roberts

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