Will We Still Be Able To Go Wild Swimming in Wales?

The law is changing and wild swimmers are called upon to make this change a change for the better when it comes to river and lake access in Wales.

Wild Swimming Redbrook Wales

Wild Swimming Redbrook Wales

The following is a summary of a report by Dan Graham:

There have been a series of  consultations in the last couple of weeks in respect to a most significant piece of proposed legislation that has huge potential to reform access to countryside in Wales. This is a golden opportunity – there are some excellent politicians occupying  powerful positions who really understand the outdoors.  If a significant number of outdoor swimmers make their voices are heard we could secure the future of outdoor or wild swimming in Wales.

We are starting with a presumption in favor of broadening access. 

There is a recognition at many levels that current legislation around access to the countryside (not just water) is complex and unclear, and puts people off benefiting from all of the health & social benefits of outdoor activities.

Wild swimmers are asked to complete this survey:

The pre-requisite is that you must have completed some sort of outdoor activity in Wales at some point in the last year.

Wales Outdoor Activity Tourism Survey (Now Closed)

This survey by Visit Wales – will look at the economic importance of outdoor activity tourism in the Wales.

Wild Swimming Redbrook Wales

Wild Swimming Redbrook

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