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Swimming in clay and gravel lakes

Clay lakes usually have clean water. Some are used for formal swimming and other water activities, but most ban swimming. This is a plea for, and information on, making these beautiful places free for people to swim and enjoy responsibly and safely, with some advice on local conditions. This would bring a wide range of benefits. On my swim & explore trips over summer 2019 I had several lovely experiences of clay lake swims, formal and wild, and could not see why they were more dangerous than anywhere else, or why those risks could not be mitigated. Continue reading Swimming in clay and gravel lakes