Recently, the sun's been shining on Yorkshire and it's been lush. A couple of weeks ago a group of us took a trip to Gormire Lake on a cloudy but warm Saturday. Though I didn't go in for a dip that time, it sprung my imagination about where the places are to go wild swimming in Yorkshire. Who needs the sea when there are bounties of pure water to dive into? Spanish plume or wetsuit weather, there's nothing quite like it.
Things of interest nearby: The Carpenter's Arms, Felixkirk / Rural Arts, Thirsk / Sutton Bank & it's lovely cafe / Kilburn White Horse
Wain Wath Force
Wain Wath Force is fairly near to Richmond, North Yorkshire, out in the Dales past Reeth and the beautiful village of Low Row. It looks like the perfect place to take the plunge!
Things of interest nearby: The Punchbowl Inn, Low Row / The Wensleydale Heifer, West Witton / The Station Cinema, Richmond
This river has everything you need for a wild swim. I've been reading in particular about Loup Scar, a short limestone gorge, just by the village Burnsall which is apparently best for jumps! Where the river meets Collingham is apparently a great place for a paddle.
Things of interest nearby: The stunning Craven Arms pub, Appletreewick / Bolton Abbey (which I wrote about here) / The oldest sweet shop in the world
Have you been wild swimming in Yorkshire? Where would you recommend?