LOGIN | REGISTER  Unregistered
SEARCH  
   

The UK's Best Open-Water Swimming Spots Salisbury

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.

Bike Bank
01900 603337
Market Place
Workington
 
Millets
01228 529206
59 English Street
Carlisle
 
Go Higher
01946 830476
High Dyonside
Workington
 
Ullswater Watersports
01768 892981
Kemplay Foot
Ullswater
 
High Points
01539 530386
8 High Row
Newby Bridge
 
Derwent Water Marina
017687 72912
Portinscale
Keswick
 
X Ventures
017687 72899
Southey Hill
Keswick
 
Gone Mountain Biking
017687 80812
Kinniside
Keswick
 
Wheelbase
01539 821443
Staveley Mill Yard
Kendal
 
Temple Sports
017687 72569
9 Museum Square
Keswick
 

The UK's Best Open-Water Swimming Spots

Provided By:


View Swimming Spots in a larger map

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

Company Website | Media Information | Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Subs Info | Dennis Communications | FitBrit

Our Other Websites: The First Post | Auto Express | Custom PC | Evo | IT Pro | IT Pro India | MacUser | Men's Fitness | Micro Mart | PC Pro | bit-tech | Know Your Mobile | Octane | Expert Reviews | Channel Pro | Know Your Cell | Know Your Mobile India | iGizmo | Digital SLR Photography | Den of Geek | The Week | Computer Shopper | Dennis Communications | Magazines | Mobile Phone Deals | Competitions | Health & Fitness | CarBuyer