A lovely article from the Guardian about wild swimming in the UK. With the top spot being really near us at Goldiggins quarry, Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. It is a lovely spot!
From The Guardian:
Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots
The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and you’re never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either
The Guardian, Friday 10 May 2013 21.00 BST
Taking the plunge … the UK’s wild swimming spots are worth making a splash over. Click here for a Google map plotting the grid references in this article
Goldiggins quarry, Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky amphitheatre and there are flat ledges for jumping and grassy areas for picnics and sunbathing. It’s a beautiful walk out on to the moor past the Hurlers – one of the most complete remains of a stone circle in the south-west. From the Hurlers car park in Minions, follow the track, which heads north on to the moor; walk past the circle and after 15 minutes bear left at the junction. You can return via the Pony Pool and the “Cheese Ring” tor: a stack of weathered rocks piled up like lumps of mozzarella.