If you are heading for the South West this summer, and would like to explore the region’s idyllic swimming holes and secret covers, then you might be interested in the new Wild Guide from the authors of Wild Swimming. Covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. It features over 200 wild swimming locations, and there are other watery delights too including sea caves to swim into, rock pools to wallow in, waterfall chutes to river tube down, places to snorkel with basking shark and dolphins, forbidden blue lagoons and quarry pools, canoe journeys to explore by, sunset cliff tops and ocean hillforts and remote beaches to wild camp upon and relive your adventures around a driftwood fire.
‘I’m naturally biased to the south west,’ says Daniel Start who lives on the river Avon in Somerset. ‘It has some of the best swimming and cleanest waters and it’s fantastic fun finding new places without having to go abroad. And if the weather’s bad there’s plenty to do in the woods or underground!’
A large chunk of the book is dedicated to inland adventures too, for your not so aquatic friends, and these are packaged up into ideas for weekend itineraries, including suggestions for ancient forests, lost ruins, grottoes and caverns, sacred stone circles, wild meadows, campfire campsites and artisanal food producers.
We have an amazing special offer on the Wild Guide book using the SwimTrek code ‘WG50’. It will give you 50% off the RRP of £14.99, plus £2.99 p&p, only valid this week (until 16th June 2013) You will need to click on the 'Unsigned' button and review your purchase in the 'View cart' section to fill in the coupon code before checking out.