Wild Swimming: 150 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain

Wild Swimming: 150 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Daniel Start

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  • Publisher: Punk Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 208mm x 22mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 7 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0955203678
  • ISBN 13: 9780955203671
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 52,885

Product description

On a hot summer day, what could be more refreshing than slipping into the cool, clear waters of a secret lake? And what could be more magical than plunging into a hidden waterfall pool? Britain's rivers, lakes and waterfalls are now cleaner, safer and more accessible than at any time in living memory. To celebrate, award-winning author, jungle explorer and ex-hostage Daniel Start set out to find Britain's favourite swimming holes and has discovered that the art of taking a wilderness dip is far from lost. Wild Swimming provides all the practical information you need to enjoy 150 magical swims across the UK - with or without the kids or car - and combines them with ideas for that perfect summer day out. Through this great British tour you'll be able to swim with otters in Dartmoor, go river-rafting in Yorkshire, night-swim under the stars and learn how to build a woodland sauna. Discover the famous wild swimmers of the past and read stories of heroes, lovers and ordinary folk who have long enjoyed a natural dip under the willows. Adopting a similar format to the popular Cool Camping series (also from Punk Publishing), Wild Swimming combines inspirational photos, engaging writing and practical information to make this a truly unique British travel guide. Pick up, strip off and jump in!

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By Beth Jones 27 Jun 2011 4

Clear directions to swimming locations. Good selection of family friendly swimming too.