Swimming outdoors in winter is seen by many a strange activity. So I find myself skulking about and trying to avoid being seen as I go for my solitary cold dips.
Continue reading Winter swims at Swanton Morley Mill
I first saw what is now my favourite local swim spot on a sunny late September cycle ride in 2012. I had just started river swimming and was looking for places to swim.
Continue reading First swim at Swanton Morley Mill
I was keen to start river swimming, and had been looking at maps and guides and rereading Roger Deakin’s Waterlog during a hot spell in early September 2012, but wasn’t sure about taking the plunge on my own.
Continue reading Blickling Mill / John’s Water: first river swim
“I discovered a whole new way of swimming rivers … it happened in a Cotswold tributary of the Thames, the Windrush, whose beauty to me that day was that it still winds, and still rushes.
Continue reading Burford river Windrush oxbow Sept/Oct 2013