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Pleasant, mellow river swim. There is easy access into the river from grass/shingle on the bend of the river, upstream from the church and just below some little rapids. Quickly deep enough to be out of your depth and swim down/along for a while (although there were a lot of flies on the surface of the water when we went - and swallows trying to catch them!) The current was very slow - unnoticeable in fact - when we went in mid June.

Park in Burnsall village and join the river footpath on the village side, below the bridge by the Red Lion hotel/pub. Follow the path along the side of the river for about half a mile - access spots are just before the steps and very obvious.

There are apparently deeper plunge pools and jumping in places above the little waterfalls, but we didn't walk that far.
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  • Added: 27/07/2014

    Lovely spot for a swim! Parked by church, short walk down to river. Easy access from river bank and great depth to water to allow a good swim.

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