Wild Swimming: Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain: 4 (Wild Swimming: 300 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain)
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Like many swimmers I have had multiple copies: the copy I bought myself and the copies that I received as gifts that I then passed on to non-swimmers in the hope that they would be as inspired as I was.
It’s a poignant and empathic story of what it’s like to deal with a parents deterioration with dementia, about accepting yourself and learning to live with integrity and joy. I’ve gone from a nonswimmer who hated putting my face in the water to a pretty confident swimmer after 14 months of just swimming three times a week. A friend of the late Roger Deakin, Robert MacFarlane has carved a place for himself in British nature writing as a chronicler of landscape and place.Bespoke swims are also available at locations in other areas including The Trossachs, Isle of Bute on the West Coast and Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park. Swell uncovers inspiring personal stories, defining achievements and landmark moments that challenged the status quo and how those affect our swimming now.
This book added a new dimension to our Annecy holiday; the locations were accurately described and inspired us off the beaten track and into some beautiful water. From Broadstairs follow the B2052 north past Kingsgate Bay then turn right after a mile and park at the bottom of Botany Road. A wonderful half moon bay with a perfect crescent of sand, set beneath ancient woods in remotest Dorset.But my wife, Laura, is somewhat better read than me so offers a reading list of recommended swimming books below. Just like the title suggests, Beers and a companion pulled off an audacious unsupported descent of the GC in the 50’s.