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Magical swims from a year of encounters with wild waters. Swimming every day in the earth's waters Winter solstice to Winter solstice. 'Home' swims, travelling and exploring swims, shared and solitary experiences of water for a year in the landscape of life in UK. Sharing my passion for swimming and belief in the magic and inspiration of water.

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Helen Edwards

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Swims in this collection

  1. Downstream of Godstow Lock, Port Meadow

    Follow the river round on your right on Port Meadow from the public car park in Wolvercote until you are a few hundred yards downstream...

  2. Little Stoke, River Thames

    Beautiful swim from Jetty at the old fording place of the river. Safe to swim across or set off on a journey down to...

  3. Iffley Lock

    About 200 yards downstream of Iffley Lock along the Thames Path there are 2 grassy banks good for swimming from. Either across the river...

  4. Dorchester Meadows

    Park in layby just off the main road to Dorchester. Cross the meadows and travel slightly downstream to bend in the Thames with small beach....

  5. Rose Island, Kennington Meadows

    Walk downstream from Iffley Lock along the Thames Path from Iffley Lock for a mile or so, until you come towards a sharp bend in...

  6. Kimmeridge Bay

    Beautiful cove, sea birds, fossils. Toll Road down to the car park, so there is a fee. Enjoy the paths around the cliffs...

  7. Kennington Meadows

    Swim just by the railway bridges on Kennington Meadows. A mile down the Thames Path downstream of Iffley Lock. Open water, long stretch...

  8. Between Tywyn and Aberdovey

    Walk from Tywyn or Aberdovey about a mile to opposite the end of the headland. Take a dip in the sea with all sorts...

  9. Llyn Cau

    Possibly the most beautiful Snowdonia Lake. Park at Minfford and follow the footpath up Cadair Idris up the U shaped valley reaching Llyn Cau...

  10. Stainforth Foss

    Car park in Stainforth has a path leading down to the waterfall. Follow the River Ribble down stream to where it opens up into...

  11. Seatown

    Beautiful coastal swim. Walk down to the beach and stay close to shore for an elemental swim with beautiful views out to sea, flanked...

  12. Chimney Meadows

    From the nature reserve walk along the Thames Path until you leave the trees. There are several access points to the water in the...

  13. Kensington Meadows

    A few places to get in, in the middle of the green space there is a beach, or find your way into the river through...

  14. Danger Bridge Swim, Port Meadow Jericho

    Beautiful River Pool lined by trees with geese and bird life. Protected pool. From the car park at Walton Well Road, take the...

  15. Ellery, Lock Caolisport

    From Ellery enter the water from one of the bays, either by the Fisherman's Cottage or just before the Estate. Enjoy the wildlife, seabirds...

  16. Bearded Lake

    Park in the National Trust car park in Happy Valley and follow the path signed up to the Bearded Lake. Walk down to the...

  17. Chapman's Pool

    Drive through Worth Matravers following signs to Chapmans Pool. There is a car park on the cliff tops and a scrambling walk down to...

  18. Arran Coastline, Machrie Moor

    After a walk to the standing stones, drive to the coast road and stop by the open bay. Wade into the cold water of...

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