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Fancy wild swimming on sunny days? Looking for people who want to get together by a river, lake or sea to go wild swimming, jumping in, picnics and gentle lazy days. Generally afternoons on sat and sunday, or week days after work. Generally arranged the day or so before when its sunny... examples are claverton weir, the avon and rivers around bristol, bath, the wye and the waterfalls of south wales...join us and suggest where we should go next

Please do remember you are swimming entirely at your own risk

People arranging wild swims are simply getting everybody together. You are entirely responsible for your own safety. Always


Same rules of personal safety apply as in the rest of life

DONT assume the water is safe to jump in - just because it was last week or year. A tree or bush may have been swept into the area underwater. Always swim the area and check fully the depth before jumping in. Every time.

Each time you swim please do ask someone with local knowledge who can advise you of any currents or dangers. and know how you are getting out before you get in!

If you go with a group DO ASK someone with more experience of cold outdoor swimming ...and do remember to bring warm clothes and hot sugary tea and food to keep you toasty.

It takes many swims to get used to the cold. Get out before you feel chilled. Don't worry if others are still happily swimming around.

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North Devon Wild Swimming and Seaside Fun Weekend

Croyde Bay

Wild swimming, surfing and seaside fun in Croyde Bay, North Devon. Croyde Bay is famous for golden sands, sand dunes and a world class beach break. Reliable low tide A-frame barrels make it ideal for body / SUP boarding and surfing. Check MSW for the latest Croyde (http://magicseaweed.com/Croyde-Beach-Surf-Report/7/) surf reports. Some of us are staying at Ruda Holiday Park (http://www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/devon-holidays/ruda/ruda-holiday-park.htm) which has an indoor pool with flumes and rapids, a supermarket, surf shops (that hire wetsuits and boards), bars, a fish and chip shop, a restaurant and a large family entertainment centre. During peak season they setup volleyball nets on the beach which are free to use. The lower part of the Ruda site is on the beach. Croyde village is a 20 minutes walk away. The village is full of thatched cottages, surf shops, pubs and restaurants. It even has a deck chair cinema (http://www.croydedeckchaircinema.co.uk/)! If you would like to stay on the Ruda site I have booked Friday to Monday accommodation in caravans. All caravans include bed linen and Ruda entertainment passes, gas and electric. The current accommodation allocation is listed below. Units booked by me have the group booking reference U[masked]. After 4pm quote this and the pitch number to Ruda reception to get keys. Pitch 250. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Gill Stokes), room 2 twin (Thurstan), room 3 twin (£60) Pitch 027. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Jeanette Ashman and Jason), room 2 twin (Mark T), room 3 twin (£60). Pitch 028. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Kim), room 2 twin (Ergin), room 3 twin (Jessub Mamad). Pitch 221. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Michael Howard), room 2 twin (Elaine Seviour), room 3 twin (Lisa Stroud). Pitch 011. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Lottie), room 2 twin (Free £60 to Matt Dale), room 3 twin (Free £60 to Lucy Hill). Pitch 247. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (James Huddy), room 2 twin (Sarah Young), room 3 twin (Isi). Pitch 248. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (Phil Rafferty), room 2 twin (£60), room 3 twin (£60). Pitch 249. Lynton caravan (3 bed): Room 1 double (£90), room 2 twin (£60), room 3 twin (£60). Pitch L019. Lodge (3 bed): Room 1 double (Mr and Mrs Eldridge), room 2 twin (Maisie Tipple), room 3 twin (Zac Tipple). Pitch L008. Lodge (3 bed): Room 1 double (£135), room 2 twin (Helen Wennekes), room 3 bunk beds (reserved). Pitch L011. Lodge (3 bed): Room 1 double (Claire Brash and Ian Owers), room 2 twin (Lisa Anstice and Nick Symons), room 3 twin (£125). Current private lodge, caravan and camping bookings are listed below. Pitch #. Camping: Room 1 (Mike Reid). Pitch Serviced TAW. Camping: Room 1 (Joanna). Pitch Touring. Campervan (Kay Gibson and Mark Tomlin). Pitch #. Caravan: Room 1 (Kamila), room 2 (Jay), room 3 (Den). Pitch #. Caravan: Room 1 (Louise Dovey and David), room 2 (Andre). Pitch #. Caravan: Room 1 (Amanda and Alan), room 2 (William). Pitch #. Caravan: Room 1 (Lisa Lockhart and Michael Duddridge), room 2 (reserved), room 3 (reserved). Entire caravans and villas are available as well as camping pitches which can be booked independently. Croyde Village and Croyde Bay have lots of camp sites, B&Bs and holiday villas and apartments. Everyone is welcome whether you are camping or just coming down for the day. For SatNavs use Croyde Bay, North Devon. The postcode of the park will take you down single track lanes that head to Putsborough. This event was cross posted from the Bristol & South West Adventure Sports group.

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Freshford - River Avon

The Inn at Freshford

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