The Art of Wild Swimming


What makes the perfect swim?

It’s all about the most magical locations (and how to protect them), finessing your kitbag, keeping yourself and others safe . . . and maybe discovering a nice place for a warm-up cuppa and cake.

Whether you’re a seasoned dipper or a fledgling, The Art of Wild Swimming is the ultimate guide to becoming an awesome, joyful and responsible swimmer.

  • 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

These unique guides to the where, when, how and why of wild swimming 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 two hundred of the most invigorating and rewarding swimming spots around the UK. 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.

Scotland | England & Wales