Description by Outdoor Swimming Society on behalf of Outdoor Swimming Society
Please note: Do not use the "Directions to the swim" link for Sharrah Pool as this is incorrect. There is no access to the pool or parking available using these directions. Instead please use the following:
Park at New Bridge car park (there are loos and usually an ice-cream van!) and cross the bridge to the footpath on the Holne side of the river. Follow it upstream for around 2 miles. It's narrow and rough in places, and can be very muddy. There are other swimming holes en route.... You'll know you've reached Sharrah when you come to a wooden fence and a stile that marks the end of the National Trust woodland. Climb over and walk down the steep track through a glade of ancient oaks to the pool.
Description by Jonathan Joyce who added this swim
'For an amazing outdoor dip head to Sharrah Pool on Dartmoor. This is a 100 metre crystal clear stretch of the River Dart, sandwiched between smooth granite boulders. Access is by foot only, around forty minutes walk through ancient woodland.' - Kate Rew