Wild Swimming – Claverton Weir, near Bath

Wild Swimming –  Claverton Weir, near Bath

Siân Anna Lewis, writes in her blog: The Girl Outdoors – This is where I love to spend lazy summer weekends. On the outskirts of Bath, this lovely weir forms a long, meandering waterfall across the River Avon, in a big meadow full of friendly cows. It’s a long walk or a short cycle from Bath along the towpath, past brightly coloured canal boats – very Famous Five-y.

Children can splish-splash merrily in the shallows, adults can take a long swim above the weir in the company of swans. Walk further up the river and there’s a secret rope swing to play on (but don’t tell anyone I told you).

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