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Some of my favourite places from the Wild Guide to Wales. Some old favourites but many completely new!

Daniel Start


Swims in this collection

  1. Elephant Rock, Llyn Gwynant

    Stunning lake surrounded by mountains with beaches and easy access along much of the eastern side. Make your way round to Elephant Rock cliff for...

  2. Holme Lacy, River Wye

    A remote pastoral plain giving easy access to the River Wye via a beach with long swims possible. St Cuthbert’s church stands alone by the...

  3. St Cadoc’s at the Bryn, River Usk

    A path leads past pretty St Cadoc church (look out for the ancient yew growing in the graveyard wall) down across lovely meadows to the...

  4. Sealyham Woods lake & ravine

    Enter this enchanting ancient beech wood to find a mossy gorge, waterfalls and an old stone bridge over the Anghof river. There is a vast...

  5. Einion Gam and Lady Falls, Afon Pyrddin

    Many know about Lady Falls (Sgwd Gwladus), the graceful column of water that plunges 10m into a wooded amphitheatre with a large plunge pool. But...

  6. Ystwyth Lower Gorge

    A sculpted slot canyon widens into a wooded gorge with a waterfall and deep pool on the Afon Ystwyth, a wild and secret river that...

  7. Nant-Y-Moch, Plynlimon

    High in the barren uplands of the Cambrians lies this twisting reservoir with long shale shores, many inlets and an empty road hugging its southern...

  8. Meifod Cobra Bridge

    River swimming / jumping. Kids have been jumping off bridge into a deep pool on downstream side for decades. We've been going for last four...

  9. Dorothea Quarry

    Clear blue water, 90 metres deep at points. Large quarry very popular with scuba divers. Easy access to the water via the slipway and parking...

  10. Miner’s Bridge, River Llugwy

    Fun gorge with steeply sloping bridge and pools. The best pool and waterfall is 100m upstream with some good jumps; some easy riverside scrambling required. Heading...

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