Bac Lava: A lovely, local swimming spot popular with kids.
Best accessed from the Wingfield Road (B3109) and then park at the top of the hill before the 'Unsuitable of Motors' sign. Walk to the bottom of the hill and take the footpath on the left.
There is a sign saying 'no swimming off wier' but swimming elsewhere does not appear to be prohibited.
Tim Havenith: There is a lot of space on the grass verges on Vaggs Hill. From here there is a bridleway through the woods and along to the river. The way we went is along the path and down the hill to a kissing gate on the left, which leads to the river.
Swimming only seems to be permitted above the weir. Below the weir, the water looks very shallow.
We went for the first time today and found it to be very busy. As the water is deep, lots of people were jumping into the river from a tree stump. To the left of the tree stump seems to be the safest place to enter and exit the river, although we did see a lot of people using the weir.
This river is very deep. It does shallow out to around 50 cm as you approach the weir.
While I didn't come across any submerged objects, there is a sign that advises swimmers to be careful of submerged objects.