Yorkshire Dales and Moors

Yorkshire Dales wild swimming

Discover the best wild swim locations in Yorkshire Dales and Moors, whether a river swim, a lake or even a waterfall. The limestone karst country of the Yorkshire Dales provides a stunning assortment of waterfalls, gills and swimming rivers.

Highlights include: Hell Gill is thought to be a collapsed cave, now a semi-underground stream that feels like the inside of a whale. Descend if you dare!
Kisdon and Wainwath Falls Remote and wild: this is real Yorkshire Dales waterfall country – perfect for swimming
Ghaistrill’s Strid – a gentle cataract great for ‘tubing’ – rafting the rapids on rubber rings
With two pubs, a river campsite and a tiny island, Appletreewick is an idyllic wildswimming village
Set next to the ruins of Bolton Priory, this stretch of river becomes Costa-del- Bolton on
hot summer days

Explore the latest wild swimming guide to the lakes and dales.

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