Here's an utterly brilliant resource to be using now that the hot weather is with us. Feeling a bit sweaty after work and wanting to cool off? Well head on over to Wild Swim, the website of the Outdoor Swimming Society and they'll show you a map giving hundreds, nay thousands, of places that you can have a lovely refresing dip at beaches, rivers, lakes and outdoor pools right across the UK. I'm hoping that there'll be a great choice in the vicinity of each and every one of my lovely blog readers so plenty of ideas for cheap days out.
Lou and I headed to Spitchwick on Dartmoor on Monday for a quiet evening swim that turned out to be a little more lively than expected. Many others had the same idea of heading off to this popular River Dart swimming and tomb stoning spot on what was a scorcher of a day. The peace was wrecked a little bit more by the appearance of the Air Ambulance as someone had fallen off a rope swing over the water. Due warning that many of these places are patrolled by a gang of bronzed and buffed lifeguards so you need to watch out for yourselves and make sure that you not out of your depth - literally and metaphorically.