Couples, beware. Your wedding bands may fall off when wild swimming.
It’s a known fact that swimming in cold water burns more calories than exercising in swimming pool temperature water, which is generally warmed to body temperature.
A dip in cold water, which remember will feel colder the hotter your body feels, will give you such a super buzz! So, remember to take precious rings off as well as your watch before taking the plunge.
Wild swimming can be fun but it can also be dangerous so always make sure there is at least one other person with you to supervise and to help if need be If you are new to wild swimming, be aware of your limits and stay close to the river bank. Cold water does make you less buoyant so wear a life jacket if necessary, build up your experience slowly and always behave sensibly around and in water. There are huge benefits to wild swimming including better circulation, a boosted immune system and a slim figure so don’t let the dangers put you off, go ahead and enjoy!
Here are some popular wild river swimming spots away from the lakes, in and around our Lake District cottages.