After enjoying the wonderful facilities open to outdoor swimmers around the world, swimmers here in the UK can’t help but feel disgruntled that their liberty to swim in rivers and lakes has for many years been denied, and especially so with the scorching weather we have just been enjoying this week.
We want to go dipping but the sign says NO SWIMMING!
The good news is that things are changing. The impossible is being achieved, albeit very slowly.
This is not to say that its an easy thing for authorities to release their strangle hold on the swimmers freedom. If something goes wrong public opinion will want to point the finger of blame. The good news comes from the Outdoor Swimming Society in the form of the: Inland Access Guide.