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Description by Kate Rew on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society

Please tread lightly, pick up other people's rubbish as well as your own if you see any, and be aware that you are in a private field, there by the grace of the landowner's good nature (and the unstoppable flow of people).

Please show respect for neighbouring houses and the field itself: do not block gates with vehicles, be thankful for the hospitality: do not scorch the grass with barbecues, throw leftover food in the river (remove all waste with you).

This is a wonderful swimming spot but it is popular - enjoy it, be thankful to the landowner for allowing access and leave no trace! Show less

Description by Kate Rew who added this swim

Warleigh Weir. Up to 500 swimmers a day visit this popular swim spot near Bath over summer. There's a big sunbathing field, a long deep relaxing swim upstream and downstream of the weir, and leat where people take inflatables.

Swimmers are allowed here by courtesy of a local farmer - make his generosity easier by taking some of the litter (someone else's) with you when you go home.
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This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

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Swimmer descriptions

  • Added: 02/10/2011

    A very popular swim site with a large adjoining field for relaxing on. A large area of the river can be swam. It's just a really nice place with a good atmosphere.

    • Currents

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

    The current can be quite strong, lots of plant growth in parts of the river.

  • Added: 24/06/2017

    Introduced to this by my cousin Will Heath who runs Kelston records and the barn on Kelston Hill - highly recommend doing this first thing in the morning to beat both the crowds and the waking up blues

  • Added: 29/11/2018

    The River Island here is owned by the Warleigh Weir Project. The project is set up top promote the sustainable use of the countryside. We encourage people to use the site in a responsible and sustainable way. But there are many, many dangers on the site. Please read about these here: https://warleighweir.co.uk/safety/ When you are onsite please take any litter with you, as well as encourage others to do so. The site may get closed to all people if litter problems persist.

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    • Submerged Objects
    • Prone to Flooding
    • Jumping and Falling

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

    There is a lot of info here: https://warleighweir.co.uk/safety/

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