The Art of Wild Swimming: England & Wales

The Art of Wild Swimming: England & Wales



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This unique guide to the where, when, how and why of wild swimming in England and Wales draws upon the passion and knowledge of the wild swimming community. Here they share their hard-earned secrets, expertise and spirit of adventure to bring together over a hundred of the most invigorating and rewarding swimming spots around the country. All of which have been tried and tested by swimmers who can be found immersed there regularly, come rain or shine, ice or balmy waters.

  • How do you get started?
  • What do you need?
  • Why is wild swimming so good for you?
  • Plus … biosecurity, water access, road access, wild camping, the plastic problem

Full of local knowledge, quirky tips and a spirit of adventure, The Art of Wild Swimming is a brilliant, practical guide to wild swimming in England & Wales which will help you make the most of your wild swims and the wild swimming community, as well as looking after the environment.


The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland

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    Product Details

    Published: 11 November 2021

    Format: 185x145mm, Hardback

    Extent: 256 pages

    ISBN: 9781785303593

    About the Author

    ANNA DEACON has worked as a photographer for over a decade, following a career in the music industry. Her photographic and written work has been published in many national magazines and newspapers including The Guardian, The Scotsman & Glamour. She loves to explore and photograph the outdoors and is currently working on a travel book for Wild Guide Publishing to be published in 2022. She hosts the popular Instagram account @wildswimmingstories.

    VICKY ALLAN is a writer and award-winning journalist working as a staff-writer at the Glasgow Herald, specialising in stories about wellbeing and the environment. As well as her book collaborations with Anna, she is also author of a taboo-busting collection of frank real-life menopause stories, Still Hot! (co-authored with broadcaster Kaye Adams) and a novel, Stray.