Wild swimming has grown in popularity in recent years and for good reason.

It’s hard to beat that feeling you get from immersing yourself in a cold lake, plunge pool, river or sheltered cove surrounded by breathtaking views on a hot summer’s day. It’s just  incredibly invigorating and refreshing.

This summer we’ve managed plenty of outdoor swims  making the most of the fantastic weather we’ve been having here in the UK. Here are our top three …

The Lake District

Loughrigg Tarn

We teamed this swim with a fabulous walk up Loughrigg Fell

It’s a beautiful tarn complete with wild lillies, dragonflies, ducks and spectacular mountain views.

Loughrigg Tarn


Pwlldu beach, Gower Penninsula

We were given a tip about this lovely  bay  on the  Wales Coast Path whilst camping at Nicholaston Farm in the Gower.

We enjoyed it so much that we visited three days running.

Visit at high tide for the best experience. Take a picnic and stay all day, perfect.

Pwlldi Bay


path towards Pwlldi beach


South Sands, South Hams, Salcombe,

This is a lovely sheltered cove and a great spot for a sunrise swim ( before it becomes crowded  and the ferry service to Salcombe gets going).

South Sands beach is situated along the Devon stretch of the  beautiful South West Coast Path near Salcombe.


South sands beach

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