Swim in the wild

Swim in the wild

Nick Pumphrey

On those hot summer days, what’s better than a cool dip?

Pack a towel and some lunch and invigorate your morning with a cool swim. Get fit and appreciate nature, and swim somewhere wild – you’ll get closer to wildlife when you swim in ponds and rivers… even kingfishers will tolerate a wild swimmer nearby (just make sure you’re allowed to be there)!

If you are not sure where you can do it follow this link.

Please note, wild swimming can be dangerous and should only be undertaken by or with the aid of trained professionals. Always make sure you have thoroughly researched your location and are aware of any potential hazards. If you choose to undertake wild swimming, it is at your own risk and it is up to you to make sure you use your own judgement on safety. Hazards come in all shapes and sizes, such as shock from cold water, slippery rocks, sudden deepening of the water, weeds and fast currents. Remember to wait an hour before swimming if you’ve eaten! Check out these safety and legal guidelines if you’re unsure. The Wildlife Trusts does not take responsibility for any of the Random Acts of Wildness on this website being carried out, and urges all members of the public to undertake these activities safely.