Swimming holidays

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10 of the best UK beaches for swimming
Whether you want to swim long distances safely, or just bob about in a beautiful spot, there is a bay or cove to suit

Ella Foote

25, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Truly invigorating’: readers’ favourite lidos in the UK
Whether they swim by moonlight, or the midday sun, to disco beats or the sounds of the ocean – our tipsters take the plunge at some of the UK’s best outdoor pools

Guardian readers

21, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Basque country, Brittany and Jura: three epic camping road trips across France
From the cliff-top roads of the Pyrenees to the ‘almost islands’ of western France and the waterfalls and wild meadows of Jura, author Martin Dorey picks three favourite slow road adventures from his France guide

Martin Dorey

14, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wild swimming with a backpack? Welcome to cross country swimming
With the help of some innovative kit, these adventurers can easily negotiate both land and waterways

Phoebe Smith

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year swims around the UK
Break away from the TV and Quality Street with one of these organised dips – either to join hardy participants in the water, or just to cheer them on

Nazia Parveen

20, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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In Ireland, lockdown has made us fall in love with the sea
One of the few things Covid did not shut in Ireland was the sea, and from swimming to foraging, it has created a new appreciation of the water

Rory Carroll

31, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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I swam with seals and puffins off the south-west coast of Wales
Our writer has ‘one of the finest wildlife watching experiences ever’ with the playful sea creatures around Pembrokeshire’s rocky islets

Kevin Rushby

29, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The joy of wild swimming and wild camping in the Lake District
The writer’s take on the Eskdale Horseshoe sees England’s highest peak plus plenty of hidden bathing spots, waterfalls and other aquatic gems

Carey Davies

15, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s best lidos
From Devon to Derbyshire, these glorious outdoor swimming pools make for an invigorating dip

Sarah Turner

20, Jun, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Hybrid highs: the fun of combining two outdoors sports into one
After a hiking-rafting trip on Snowdon, our writer checks out other hybrid sports made possible by hi-tech ultra-lightweight kit

Kevin Rushby

18, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 new activity breaks and wild days out in the UK for summer 2021
These trips in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas offer opportunities to learn new skills and help us get closer to nature

Rachel Dixon

06, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 of the best organised swims in Britain’s lochs, lakes and rivers for 2021
These summer and autumn swim events – for all abilities – are in eye-catching locations that make taking the plunge well worth it

Jennifer Hudson

27, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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