Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popular Ullswater, widely regarded as the most beautiful lake in England, has its share of secluded bays and beaches from which to enjoy a dip. Or hire a boat, fish for trout, dive, sail, canoe, catch the steamer or simply skim a pebble.

Swim: Cumbria has more than 80 lakes, meres, waters and tarns, making it the perfect place to enjoy a spot of wild swimming. The Lake District tends to be busy in summer but it is still possible to escape the crowds if you’re willing to explore.Even popul

The Esk is a delightful mountain stream that tumbles down from England's highest mountain peak, Scafell Pike.

10 Secret Outdoor Swimming Holes

Ooh, what a thought, a lovely cool dip! "The Esk is a delightful mountain stream that tumbles down from England's highest mountain peak, Scafell Pike.

Gallen Force Rosswaite

Galleny Force in the Lake District UK - paradise pool - Wild Swimming – outdoors in rivers, lakes and the sea

Wild #Swimming is good for the soul! Picture from the Lake District, England

Wild is good for the soul! Picture from the Lake District, England

Sprinkling Tarn Sca fell

A high tarn in the shadow of Scafell Pike with island and excellent diving and swimming. Popular for wild overnight camping.

Buckstones Jum

A triangular plunge pool in the fells, open with large pebble beach and large rock slabs. Views down to Rydal Beck. Deep under Waterfall or Gorge

Askham Swimming Pool (@Askhampool) on Twitter

Askham Swimming Pool (@Askhampool) on Twitter

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots - Green Living - The Ecologist

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots - Green Living - The Ecologist

Blackmoss Pot

A deep pot with cliff for jumping. Deep section for about downstream. Upstream current under falls can be dangerous. Often teenagers at weekends. Fun, open and sunny. Many other pools further up Langstrath Beck.

Rydal Bower

A narrow dark cleft between rock walls and Waterfall or Gorge, crowned with rowan. Very deep and cold with cliff to jump from. Hidden deep in the woods with magical qualities.

River Duddun

A very picturesque and popular location for swimming (on hot days) adjacent to the road leading to Ulpha between Sella Farm and the Whinery Ground cattle grid. Parking very convenient along the roadside.

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