Wildswim: The Lune runs north to south, cutting through limestone. There is good deep swimming in the narrow river - only a few metres wide, with some current - past rock walls and columns rising straight from the bottom and overhanging trees.
There's no 'beach' so entry is straight into deep or moving water from rocks. If the water is low, there are exposed boulders and rock platforms on the bank below the trees and in the river - plenty of space to spread out and picnic.
It is a lovely place: atmospheric and quite spooky on a overcast day; beautiful and peaceful in the afternoon sun. It's popular with local swimmers, often in the afternoon after school or during the summer holiday - which is when OSS member Chuck started going there. Follow the path from the gate at the east end of the road bridge to swim to the north of the bridge.
Not recommended when the water is running fast! No public access to river on south side of bridge.