Over 400 of the best lidos, wild swimming and open air swimming spots in England, Wales & Scotland
Author: Kathy Rogers
Paperback publication date: 12 Aug 2021
Paperback ISBN: 9781839811067
‘This is a perfect guide for expert swimmers who are looking to discover secret spots or for beginners who are looking for their first outdoor swim.’ – The Wild Swimming Brothers
The Outdoor Swimming Guide features over 400 great places to swim outside in Great Britain. It includes lidos, rivers, lakes and other stretches of water specifically designated for open water swimming. It’s the perfect guide for the travelling swimmer and an essential companion when heading on holiday with the family or children.
The Outdoor Swimming Guide features over 400 great places to swim outside in Great Britain.
Edited by Kathy Rogers, and covering England, Scotland and Wales, it includes lidos, rivers, lakes and other stretches of water specifically designated for open water swimming. It’s the perfect guide for the travelling swimmer and an essential companion when heading on holiday with the family or children.
Discover previously unknown local swimming spots, plan fun days out for all the family, and travel to unfamiliar areas around the country with quality outdoor and wild swimming. Presented in an easy-to-use format and packed with useful information in ten regional sections, it includes descriptions of swimming venues in every part of Great Britain.
Alongside an overview of each open air swimming spot, there’s practical information on what to expect, such as facilities and access, as well as safety information – and it’s illustrated with inspirational photography.
From novice swimmers looking to dip their toes in the water for the first time, to parents planning safe swims with children, and experienced swimmers looking for somewhere new, don’t leave home without The Outdoor Swimming Guide.
Kathy Rogers is a guidebook researcher at Vertebrate Publishing. She researches and writes content for books and guidemaps about long-distance trails, such as the Tour du Mont Blanc and Hadrian’s Wall Path. She is an enthusiastic, if unaccomplished, walker, fellrunner and cyclist and when not at her desk, is usually found knee-deep in a bog in the Peak District.
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