Wild Swimming in Hungary at Lake Balaton
Wild swimming in Europe is the norm. Lakes and rivers are enjoyed throughout the summer as a natural resource for relaxation and recreation but not so in England.
‘Around 300 people attended three exhibitions during the second stage of public consultation for a second reservoir in Cheddar.’
‘Bristol Water spokesman Jeremy Williams said the feedback was generally positive, with issues over whether swimming should be allowed dominating the discussion’, reports the Western Worle and Sumerset Mercury.
‘The consultation continues until July 31, and feedback can also be given online at http://www.cheddar-reservoir-two.co.uk’
Remarkable as it may seem Britain was the modern day pioneer of wild swimming in Europe and America.
A complicated chain of events led to a negative attitude towards outdoor swimming and in many areas to a blanket ban on the activity.
Discover how the nations swimmers sparked a ground shift in British culture with aftershocks very evident today.
Discover the history of British swimming as you read: Hung Out to Dry…