Access & legality

The Outdoor Swimming Society has published this wonderful guide to access to inland beaches, with advice for landowners & managers, and anyone who wants to see more swimming in lakes, rivers, and other inland waters. Read about and download the OSS Guide to Inland Bathing Areas.

children in the river with a family sitting on the edge
Children enjoying the water in summer at St Helens

Access and the legality of swimming is discussed on several websites:

Outdoor Swimming Society website, Is it legal?

The legal side and access, on RALSA website

swims and swim places