The UK has many lakes and rivers which are suitable for swimming in, as well as plenty of spots along our vast coastline. Wild swimming and open water swimming has grown in popularity over the past few years, but it is something people have enjoyed for as long as we have existed, before man-made pools were created. If you have the ability to swim then you can enjoy wild swimming at any age. However, even shallow water can present dangers, so care must be taken at all times when in or near water, with careful consideration for your own ability and the changeable conditions of the place you have chosen to swim.
Where to go wild swimming
Wild Swimming Inspiration
Hold your nose, jump in and follow in the strokes of our Everyday Adventurers.
How to call Mountain Rescue
It’s a situation we all hope to avoid, but being prepared for an accident in the mountains is essential. To help you prepare for staying safe on your hill-walking days, we’ve pulled together this guide with all the information you’ll need in case of an emergency.
9 May 2019
Swimming in cold water is said to have many health benefits. We took a dip with a group of sea swimmers in Folkestone, Kent to find out what it is that keeps them in the water all year round.
6 March 2018