If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy swimming outdoors in the Shropshire Hills then you'll be surprised by the number of locations including Carding Mill Valley and the River Teme, but remember to follow all safety advice and BE SAFE.
Wild swimming is becoming increasingly popular across the UK, and even worldwide. Those who have always swum would just call it swimming – the act of getting into rivers, the sea or a lake and enjoying being fully immersed in nature.
Now it is trendy, but it is still the same activity – and it is one of the most enjoyable, cheap and accessible pastimes around. You need very little equipment – just a swimsuit and towel, and some cheap water shoes or old sandals to protect your feet.
If you want suggestions or company while you are in the Shropshire Hills, the Shropshire Wild Swimmers and Dippers are based in South Shropshire and will be happy to accompany you or give suggestions – just ask to join the group on Facebook.
The Shropshire Hills provide a whole host of locations which are perfect for swimming, with clear, reed-edged lakes, cool reservoirs and a plethora of beautiful meandering rivers, from the majestic Severn to the chilly River Clun and River Onny.
Remember, please BE SAFE!
The swimming sites on our page, Wild swimming in the Shropshire Hills, have been chosen because they are great places to swim and they have also been well tried and tested by wild swimmers from the Shropshire Hills. However, your personal safety when swimming is YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY and there are a number of basic rules you should always follow to keep safe.