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Natural jacuzzi in the Double Dart where you can sit and bob around in the bubbles, slide over, and swim in the pools up and downstream from the falls. Access on foot either side of the river from New Bridge.
  • Flashy river / prone to flooding

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

This can be fantastic fun when the river is up, but beware if it's too high as this can become full-on rapids.

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  • Added: 05/03/2012

    These falls are upstream of Spitchwick and downstream of Sharrah - both excellent swimming spots.

    To access this area park at New Bridge and walk upstream through the since-the-dawn-of time woods. Take the west side (left of the river if facing upstream) to reach Sharrah Pool, and the east side to enter at Horseshoe, which you'll meet after about five mintues of walking.

    The Falls are an instantly recognizable horseshoe shaped falls-come-natural-jacuzzi where spritzy ions fill the air. 20 minutes on you'll meet Wellsfoot Island, where the moss, bracken and tall trees of the woods end improbably at the rivers edge with a beach of golden sand.

    More in my book, Wild Swim (Guardian Books)!

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    • Flashy river / prone to flooding

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

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