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Not the best wild swim on Dartmoor, but better than it sounds and it adds to the amenities, especially if you want still, cold water as a change from all those torrential plunge pools. Dartmoor doesn't really do Welsh Llynnau, but this is more like it than the moorland ponds.

The pool is surprisingly grand and scenic by quarry-pool standards, and is well-known as a good place for a dip on a hot day if you're a local rambler or climber.

This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

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  • Added: 26/09/2014

    Take B3357 from Tavistock towards Two Bridges. Just before the right turn to Princetown park at the entrance to Yellowmead Farm. Follow the track past the farm to the quarry. Sheltered, secluded flooded quarry, easily deep enough for a good swim.

    • Submerged objects
    • Jumping and falling

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Be mindful of granite boulders in the shallows

  • Added: 20/05/2018

    Lovely swim in Foggintor today. Would recommend coming in from the southern end where there is a natural grassy slope into the water. Lots of deep patches towards the back of the quarry and it is possible to do some nice loops around it if you're careful about the rocks.

    • Submerged Objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Submerged rocks - I cut myself on one. Absolutely fine, but be wary.

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