swimming in lakes, rivers etc
anyone know places in the staffs/derbys/shrops areas where i can swim around a bit in a wetsuit? cheeky/unofficial is acceptable.Posted 9 years ago
A bit further afield is Hatchmere…
(the Lake in the middle of Delamere is nice.)
Have a look here? http://www.wildswimming.co.uk/Posted 9 years ago
seem to remember dovedale was popular? Though I was a kid last time I went there.
I prefer moving water to still, as it tends to be less stinky or with flat water, go big (lakes rather than ponds/canals).
Don’t want to put a horrible image in your mind, but on hot, long day rides I’ll often strip off and have a nice swim mid ride to cool down!Posted 9 years ago
‘Wild swimming’ aka ‘swimming’
I never realised I was ‘wild swimming’ when I was a kid.Posted 9 years ago
It would appear that I was also “wild” swimming when I was a kid and I learned the other day that I am a “minimalist” runner as oppose to a “runner” I am occasionally a “trail” runner when I now run on the paths and fields that I have ran for the last 30 yrs!
Oh well it all sells gear and mags
Sorry about the lame rant and hope you find somewhere good to “swim”Posted 9 years ago
its all swimming/running/biking to me. I know an amazing place near the top of the horseshoe pass were I took my kids swimming a few times but it needs a bit of warm weather.
might try a canoe slalom bit of my local river as a swimmy treadmill thingPosted 9 years ago
Be careful out there!
Hatchmere Lake is a known danger spot – although a couple of my mates swim there it is not recommended – there have been several drownings (inc one in the last 18 months or so) in Hatchmere due to the unusually long weeds that grow there – basically gets tangled in your legs and you’re in big trouble. Find somewhere that’s a bit “clearer” if you can…..Posted 9 years ago
derwent, ewden, strines, ladybower, damflask, broomhead etc.
all regularly swam by my associates (not me as i’m a big girls blouse)Posted 9 years ago
Once chatted to a guy at 11pm who was about to swim the length of Windermere (we were camping on the jetty at fell foot), his suppourt was his 8.5month pregnant wife following in a Kayak (no need for a spray-skirt-thingy!) god knows what the contingency plan was if it came early, maybe he’d tow her to shore?Posted 9 years ago
Find somewhere a bit dodgy that will attract complaints, we can all see if you make it onto the tail end of tonights news. Naked would be best if it’s warm enough 🙂Posted 9 years ago
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