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DIP workshops – Carding Mill Valley

By at June 2, 2014 | 9:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Date: 7h June 2014 Time: 11am-5pm Location: Carding Mill Valley Reservoir, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Dip Shropshire is an exciting new Arts Council England funded project that aims to encourage people to enjoy wild swimming and the natural beauty of Shropshire and link their experiences to a range of creative workshops, including photography, animation,

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Wild Swimming France movie

By at July 4, 2012 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

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As we travelled around France exploring its waterfalls, rivers and lakes rivers we made a short film of our adventures. See if you can spot our descent into the amazing underwater caverns of the haut Jabron, or plunging into the waterfalls of Sillans-le-Cascade. Know any great film clips of French swimming locations? Let us know in the comments

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Other Wild Swim Reads

By at April 4, 2012 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

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’The Henleaze Lake Story’ published by Redcliffe Press was launched at the Lake on 23rd June 2007. Written by Derek and Joyce Klemperer, it is an account of Henleaze Lake and Henleaze Swimming Club from the earliest quarrying days (1800s) through to the beginning of the 21st Century. Derek and Joyce tell the story of a magical place, warts and all, and include the

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Swimming Against the Stream

By at April 4, 2012 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment

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This book is the culmination of years of research on UK policy and practice on wild and outdoor swimming. Jean Perraton has kindly allowed us to reproduce some extracts from her accomplished book here. Click the book jacket below to view it on Amazon. Click here to find excerpts from her introduction, history chapter and section on litigation. Read on for more general

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Wild Swim Videos

By at April 4, 2012 | 11:12 am | 3 Comments

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Wild swimming has featured in a number of movies in recent years, including 'Atonement' and 'Pride and Prejudice.' With the advent of online video streaming channels like Youtube, there are plenty of wild swimming videos to inspire you on your next adventure. Swimming to jazz... Swimming in the Somerset Brue in April 2007... The long trek: The swimming

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Song about Durdle Door

By at September 25, 2011 | 4:10 pm | 0 Comment

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Rick Pearson has composed this lovely new folk song, inspired by a swim at Durdle Door. Here he tells us a little about the inspiration.. “Swimming at Durdle Door in November?” scoffed my dad. “You two are mad.” Perhaps we were. But back in November 2011, that’s exactly where my friend and I were headed. I’d been given the Wild Swimming book

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