The definitive guide to outdoor swimming in Britain.
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In this stunning and inspiring guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes you on a wild journey across Britain, braving the elements to experience first-hand some of the country’s most awe-inspiring swim spots, from tidal pools in the Outer Hebrides to the white-sand beaches of the Isles of Scilly.
Waterfalls, natural jacuzzis, sea caves, meandering rivers – every swim is described in loving detail, taking in not only the gleeful humour of each mini-adventure and the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings, but also practical information about how to find these remote spots.
Featuring evocative photography from Dominick Tyler, this is a must-have book for serious swimmers and seaside paddlers alike, and is perfect for the outdoors enthusiast in your life.
A wonderful and joyful romp of a book that will launch a thousand swimmers. Go on. Dive in!
A book born out of genuine love for its subject . . . a practical guide to pools and beauty spots combined with imagery that perfectly captures the freshness and freedom of elemental swimming.
Written in the freewheeling spirit of the late Roger Deakin . . . it is both a taster and a spur, passing on the news of places to swim in your neck of the woods and also tempting you to travel to places further afield . . . some of the photographs have all the disarming beauty of great paintings.
A vital book. Hold it and salivate . . . The country she conjures could be one of fantasy . . . [Rew's] prose is perfect. Page after page she nails things . . . The sound and depth, colours and contours of Britain are revealed . . . [Wild Swim] will have you hunched on the sofa as though with a stash of love letters
Reignite[s] that basic desire to run to the nearest riverbank, tear off all your clothes and jump in . . . inspirational . . . equip[s] you well to strike out on your own, which his after all the whole point.
Superb . . . Imagine if you picked up a guide to Paris, and it contained anecdote upon anecdote from people who had met the love of their life in a certain bar. It would put each place into context, surround it with a story – and make you really engage and eager to visit. This is exactly what Wild Swim does . . . this book makes readers appreciate Great Britain from beneath the banks
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