Swimming holidays

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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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10 off-the-beaten-track adventures in Scotland
Scotland will be first choice for many British holidaymakers this year, but these active breaks avoid the country’s famous Highland and island honeypots

Lucy Gillmore

23, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 of Britain’s best outdoor pools in the countryside
Swimming at a lido is particularly blissful when surrounded by glorious countryside. As they start to reopen for summer, we pick 10 gems

Kevin Rushby

22, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Walking around Menorca: my lockdown project is never staying still
Having ‘washed up’ on the island due to travel restrictions, our writer finds joy in hiking the Camí de Cavalls coastal trail and swimming in secluded coves

Laura Coffey

21, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 of the best outdoor activity days out available from 29 March
As restrictions in England ease to allow groups of up to six to meet outside, we pick 10 adventures to enjoy with family or friends

Rachel Dixon

26, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Brighton to get new outdoor swimming pool as part of seafront regeneration
City council gives go ahead for Olympic-size pool to reinvigorate the Kemptown seafront and open in spring 2022

Teresa Machan

11, Mar, 2021 @4:07 PM

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