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Wild Swimming Micro Adventures – the best wild swims in Britain

By at March 23, 2015 | 8:17 pm | 0 Comment

wild swimming microadventures

Wild Swimming is a fantastic way to have a micro-adventure close to home - low on hassle and high in adrenaline and fun. Daniel was speaking at the fundraiser Night of Adventure organised by Alastair Humphreys and the brilliant charity Hope and Homes. He tells us about his own journey into wild swimming, and his favourite places around the UK for

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Author of Wild Swimming Italy tells us about his passion

By at May 2, 2014 | 12:02 pm | 0 Comment


We interviewed Michele Tameni to ask him about his passion for swimming and how he came to write the new Wild Swimming Italy guidebook about Italy's secret rivers and lakes. How did you get into wild swimming? I grew up in a valley between the mountains of the Alps and every spring to late autumn my favorite pastime was wandering along the paths in the woods, and

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Andalucia Spain – 5 spots for a splash!

By at April 14, 2014 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Cueva del Gato

With a total of 24 nature reserves the beauty and diversity of the landscapes around Andalucia create the perfect backdrop to some of the best wild swimming on the Iberian peninsula. Despite the long hot summers Andalucia has countless natural water sources, and is dotted with lakes, rivers, waterfalls and reservoirs. In general the water quality is superb and the

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20 Best Hidden Beaches from Britain’s Hidden Coast

By at April 12, 2014 | 11:26 am | 1 Comments


Daniel Start shares his 20 best hidden beaches taken from the new and updated Hidden Beaches book. SOUTH WEST   Broad Sands, Combe Martin, North Devon Cave, coves and an island look out A double fronted cove, turquoise waters and sea caves you can swim to. Scramble to the top of the island look-out

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Camping and campsites

By at July 20, 2012 | 8:46 am | 4 Comments


Nothing quite beats camping by the water, taking a swim in the evening light and enjoying a glass of wine as the otter cub gamble under the willows… Then in the morning you can leap out of your tent and leap into the pool, wash away the sleepy dust and feel revitalised for the day. Here are a few of our favourite river and lake side camping spots. We’d love to hear

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Mexican cenotes – paradise on earth

By at July 19, 2012 | 2:13 pm | 1 Comments


Ik Kil is a well known cenote outside Pisté in the Municipality of Tinúm, Yucatán, Mexico, It is located in the northern center of the Yucatán Peninsula and is part of the Ik Kil Archeological Park near Chichen Itza. It is open to the public for swimming and is often included in bus tours. The cenote is open to the sky with the water level about 26 metres (85 ft)

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Find your own Swim Place

By at June 26, 2012 | 10:07 am | 1 Comments


Britain is bubbling with glorious little river and lake swmiming holes, all of your own. They are there for the finding, but how to go about it? Ask around: some older folks may remember when a local river or lake was used for swimming in hot summers of the past. Younger people too often know a good place to jump in, go for a plunge or find that ubiquitous blue rope

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