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Old 10-06-2010, 09:24 PM   #616
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Morning dip in R. Clyde

Swimming in Glasgow's river at the Strathclyde Country Park, Blantyre, just upstream from where the M74 crosses the river. Water quality very good, brown and peaty and not cold at 16C. Current slow and steady.



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Old 10-06-2010, 11:23 PM   #617
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Beautiful pictures Cagri

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Pete - you always look happy in your wild swims!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:49 PM   #618
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Really nice series of pictures here.
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:06 AM   #619
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River Wey, Guildford around 7am this morning. Water temp: cold
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Old 20-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #620
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Grand Etang de Jemaye, SW France, early June
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Old 21-06-2010, 04:47 AM   #621
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Fantastic photos - I've been in need of a little inspiration and cheer today, and they're just what I need.

Pete - that might be the most scenic photo of Blantyre I've ever seen. I'm tempted to even go there myself.
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Old 21-06-2010, 10:18 AM   #622
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Pete - that might be the most scenic photo of Blantyre I've ever seen. I'm tempted to even go there myself.
You might be better trying the Clyde at the other end of the country park in Motherwell. The A723 Hamilton Road (J6 on the M74) crosses the Clyde and it looked really nice from the bridge. Easy access, an island in the middle of the river and some nice little gravel beaches. Hope to try it myself there next time I'm up that way.

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Old 21-06-2010, 10:43 PM   #623
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took my first ever open swim here on sunday.

they call it a 'lagoon'. you see the odd family kid playing at the beach part and the local canoe club use it too.

think i'm the only one practicing my outdoor swimming in it lol
it seems fine. the water is 'refreshed' to a degree with the tide, through the inlet. i would say its maybe 2.5 meters deep near the wall at high tide. its exposed so pretty windy at times.

there is some green weed but it seems to stay at the very edges (its algie in lakes youve to avoid isn't it?)

its not far from me so perfect to get some practice before i do the great north swim in sept

think its maybe 150 meters at the widest points





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Old 27-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #624
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Spent the first half of this week at a house party in Devon, having a complete riot. The mate whose party it was recently bought and is refurbishing a lovely house with a few acres, including a couple of small lakes. (It used to be a trout fishery.) This is one. It was so lovely being able to go wild swimming in the garden!
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Old 29-06-2010, 09:23 AM   #625
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Hi all,

New to the forum but been wild swimming since I was a nipper.

This is one of my favourite places, Treeton Dyke near Sheffield:



I went to the Dee at Eccleston Ferry on Friday afternoon / evening for a kayak and swim. Its an absolutely beautiful place!
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Old 30-06-2010, 11:53 AM   #626
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Spent the first half of this week at a house party in Devon, having a complete riot. The mate whose party it was recently bought and is refurbishing a lovely house with a few acres, including a couple of small lakes. (It used to be a trout fishery.) This is one. It was so lovely being able to go wild swimming in the garden!
I am SO jealous!

Gibbo: Welcome to the forum, I hope you will have a very long and happy association with us.
Whereabout in Sheffield is Treeton Dyke? Is it a regular swimming spot?
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Old 30-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #627
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It's on the South Eastern outskirts, between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Its actually the old course of the River Rother, on a flooded plain, so is only about 5 foot deep all the way across. It's a regular swimming spot for the locals but the South Yorkshire Water Ski Club use the lake too, so its best to stay up the North end to avoid them. The South end of the lake is used by the Rotherham / Orgreave Angling Association. There's also a Roman road just under the surface you need to beware of, but this is at the south end of the lake where its very reedy and bushy.

But there are some weekdays you can have the entire lake to yourself and use the Ski Club's jetties.

About ten years ago it was wonderful because the water was lower and there were dozens of little sandy beaches.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #628
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This is me and Gibbo's brother also at Treeton Dyke, lovely place to swim, conquered my fear of swimming in the open at this place.



And this is Gibbo at Eccleston Ferry on the River Dee. The wildlife there is amazing, little tiny flat fish in the shallows, and metallic blue dragon flies just dancing above the water.


Looking forward to swimming more places soon, and sharing watery delights with you all.
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Old 20-07-2010, 01:52 PM   #629
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Photos from the River Biam

Photos from the River Biam, from last Wednesday the 14th.

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where i've been playing (Co. Down N.I.)

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