The UK’s Best Wild Swimming Spots

Wild swimming has become an incredibly popular activity over the past few months, as the UK eased out of the lockdown, and has seen people taking a dip in natural waters such as rivers and lakes, facing the thrill and the chill of an outside swim.

The Sun reports that experts at have studied the wild swimming locations in the UK to find which are the best.

A spokesperson from said: “With more Brits staying in the UK this summer, wild swimming is another activity you can try and one where you may not be surrounded by hundreds of other people.

“You can take some really beautiful drives down to these swimming locations which will make you feel like you’re abroad. It’s the perfect day trip out especially when the weather is scorching.”

Wild swimming is a great way to get outdoors and find your connection with nature, so here are the top five wild swimming spots according to

The Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Peaceful and calm, the blue-green waters of The Blue Lagoon are beautiful. It is a little deeper than some pools, so one for confident swimmers.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Cool, crystal clear pools surrounded by beautiful hills and rocks, the Fairy Pools are a stunning sight, but known for being rather cold!

Murlough Bay, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Not only is this spot great for a wild swim but it’s a great location for those who love birdwatching. It’s also a stunning place to watch the sunset in.

Kailpot Crag, Ullswater, Lake District

The Lake District unsurprisingly has an abundance of wild swimming locations, and Kailpot Crag is one of the best, with the small-sized cliffs perfect for diving off into the cool water.

River Derwent, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

A dip in the River Derwent will also give you beautiful views of Chatsworth parkland making it a great spot for those in the landlocked Midlands who aren’t looking to travel too far.

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