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- Publisher: Guardian Books
- Format: Paperback | 224 pages
- Dimensions: 190mm x 242mm x 16mm | 821g
- Publication date: 19 May 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0852651228
- ISBN 13: 9780852651223
- Illustrations note: Throughout
- Sales rank: 138,171
In this stunning and inspiring guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes you on a wild journey across Britain, braving the elements to experience first-hand some of the most awe-inspiring corners of the landscape. From waterfalls and natural jacuzzis to sea caves and meandering rivers - every swim is described in loving detail, taking in the humor and glee of each mini-adventure and the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings as well as practical details about location and advice on swimming technique. With over 300 swim spots, it contains something to suit every kind of swimmer, from a five-year-old in water-wings to a seasoned cold-water connoisseur, or a rough and ready camper to a lazy-hazy summer picnicker. Beautifully photographed by Dominick Tyler, and with a fully comprehensive map, "Wild Swim" is the definitive guide to outdoor swimming in Britain from the Outer Hebrides to the Isles of Scilly and everywhere in between.
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Kate Rew is the founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society and a journalist who regularly contributes to the Guardian and the Observer. Dominick Tyler is a documentary photographer whose work has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent and the Mail on Sunday.
"Her prose is perfect. Page after page she nails things. Will have you hunched on the sofa as though with a stash of love letters." -- Antonia Quirke New Statesman "Some of the photographs have all the disarming beauty of great paintings." -- Craig Brown's Book Of The Week Mail on Sunday "Brilliantly informative, poetically descriptive and beautifully photographed." Easy Living "A wonderful and joyful romp of a book that will launch a thousand swimmers. Go on. Dive in!" Robert Macfarlane, author of The Wild Places