Bathing in the Brecks: Outdoor Swimming past, present & future – we will discover the history and promote safe and environmentally friendly outdoor swimming in Breckland in two projects now bidding for funding, Tales from the River and Healing Waters
Tales from the River will involve young people and adults in gathering and celebrating stories and folklore about outdoor swimming and other recreational use of the water in the Breckland rivers and other waters in the past and present.
Healing Waters will engage people in outdoor swimming and other watery activities with training to enjoy the waters safely and with care for the environment, and it will map and consider establishing and publicising suitable places for swimming or for other recreational uses of the rivers.
These 2 linked projects are part of Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Project which is bidding for funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
See display panels about the projects and a map with a snapshot of where people go for recreation, from the conference March 2019
@TheBrecksLP is the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Landscape Project Twitter account