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The UK's Best Open-Water Swimming Spots Altrincham

No matter how modern or clean it is, no pool can compare swimming in fresh open water on a hot summer's day. Here are eight of the UK's best open-water spots.

Gill Cycles
01229 581116
1 The Gill
Ulverston
 
The Winning Line
01229 434250
47 Crellin Street
Barrow in Furness
 
The Rock Outdoor Adventures
07775 630488
8 Green Cottages
Coniston
 
George Fisher Ltd
017687 72178
2 Borrowdale Road
Keswick
 
Keswick Mountain Bike Centre And Hire
017687 75202
Southy Hill Trading Estate
Keswick
 
Cumbria Angling Centre
01946 693233
5 Tangier Buildings
Whitehaven
 
Top Tackle
01434 674671
19 Broadway
Hexham
 
Anything Technical
01539 734701
Gillinggrove Works
Kendal
 
Total Adventure Ltd
01539 444451
The Boat House
Bowness on Windermere
 
Incognito Cycles
01228 514267
147 Warwick Road
Carlisle
 

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Blue dotted teardrop: The Taw near Chapelton, Devon
The River Taw is large and fairly wide here, and although the current is quite fast it’s only around 1m deep.
Postcode: EX37 9EB

Green teardrop: West Lydford, Somerset
A picturesque stretch of river that’s deep enough to bomb into from the nearby bridge. It’s also got a rope swing and some impressive church-side scenery.
Postcode: TA11 7DH

Turquoise teardrop: Port Meadow, Oxford
England’s largest and oldest meadow is accompanied by more than 2km of river with little beaches. You’ll need to watch out for boats.

Postcode: OX2 8PU


Orange teardrop: Backney Common, Herefordshire
This public meadow has a small sandy beach so you can even bring your bucket and spade. The Wye is fairly deep here so don’t throw the kids in.
Postcode: HR9 6QX

Pink teardrop: Outney Common, Suffolk
A 3km stretch of the River Waveney, meandering around open common land. Up to 2m deep in places, and popular with canoeists.
Postcode: NR35 1HG

Purple teardrop: Elan Wye, Powys

Where the River Elan meets the Wye, there’s a mixture of sections deep enough to dive into and shallower places to paddle upstream.
Postcode: LD1 6NS

Yellow teardrop: Hell Gill, Cumbria
A deep gorge with impressive rock sculptures, a shallow stream, small waterfalls and a midway plunge pool. It’s best to have a wetsuit.
Postcode: CA17 4JY

Blue teardrop: Chesters, Northumberland
Near Hadrian’s Wall, you’ll find some shallow rapids close to the ruins of a collapsed Roman bridge. 
Postcode: NE46 4ET

The UK's best open-water swimming spots

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