Wild Swimming

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The all-new bumper second edition of the best-selling Wild Swimming photo guide is now fully revised and expanded to include 100 amazing new wild swimming locations, brand new coverage in the South-East and the Midlands, new information for kids and families, new ideas for pubs, campsites, boat trips and weekends, new ratings on safety and access.
This second edition of Wild Swimming Britain by Wild Thing Publishing is fully revised and expanded to include new swimming locations, practical information such as campsites and things to do, safety rating, and access and water quality.

The guide features extra coverage for South East England, the Midlands and the South West to include nearly 400 special swims, in some of the most stunning freshwater landscapes. The book is organised by region, South East, South West, Wales and Midlands, Lakes and Dales, and Scotland and Borders. A useful index also groups the swimming spots by theme, Best for Paddling, Best for Literary Swim (where famous poets, writers or artists once swam), Best for Picnics, Train Access and Best for cycling (located near cycle trails or routes).

For each region you are presented with an introduction offering general information and introducing the different locations for wild swimming. Each swimming spot is accompanied by directions on how to reach it, and time and distances. Also provided are latitude and longitude in decimal degrees, universally accepted by all online and mobile mapping services; and Ordnance Survey National Grid references (for use with paper maps).

The book ends with sections providing ideas for waterside games and activities which will make sure everyone’s having fun, including younger children and families. There is also information for those who like a wilder experience and tips on how to identify riverside wildlife, find wild foods, make a homemade raft and understand how to stay safe and legal.

Swim with otters in Devon, go river –tubing in Yorkshire, night-swim under the stars in Oxfordshire and learn how to build a woodland sauna. In this book you will discover famous wild-simmers of the past and read stories of heroes, lovers and ordinary people who have long enjoyed bathing in the wild.

Fully illustrated throughout, this guide is a fantastic source of ideas for outdoor adventures.
More Information
Weight 0.700000
Author Start, Daniel
Availability IP
Department Great Britain and Ireland
Edition 2nd Revised ed
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780957157330
Pages 288
Published 01/05/2013
Publisher Wild Things Publishing
Section GB: General Travel Guides
Series Wild Guides to Outdoor Adventures
Size Unfolded 17x21cm
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