Wild Swimming!  May 23rd, 2018

 
Water you think about our top picks?

 

There’s nothing shallow about the joys of splashing around to your heart’s content in a secluded river or a refreshing waterfall! We’ve tried to include the best, unpolluted spots that cover everything from cliff diving, waterfall diving to sheltered bodies of natural water that benefit the body and the mind. Take a look, and maybe later, a dip perhaps?

 

Take a look at the five wildest campsites in Scotland. In case you are yearning for Scotland’s striking scenery.

 

Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales. 

 

Blue Lagoon, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

 

Formerly used as a quarry, the outer wall facing the sea was demolished by locals who in turn created a stunning amphitheatre that has been a hotspot for cliff divers. The Red Bull Cliff Divers’ World Series was held here in the year 2012 & 2013, and it’s no real surprise as the aquamarine waters, and towering cliffs make for an impressive backdrop and secure cliff-diving conditions.  The water below is estimated to be around 25 meters or so downwards has daring cliff divers and adrenaline addicts gleefully plummeting into the waters below!

 

Hold on! Something tells us you’re looking for a motorhome! Hire campervans in Pembrokeshire and get travelling!

 

 

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

 

We can’t guarantee you’ll see fairies but who needs them when you have these magical pools of fresh water go for a dip? Undoubtedly your swim will be somewhat chilly, but boy will it be worth a mild bout of teeth chattering! Take a quick hike through Glen Brittle forest or access these pristine pools is through the village of Carbost. The less adventurous can opt for the fairy pools walk or whip out their cameras for some fantastic scenic shots!
 
Relax. We’re doing the hard work! Located very close to the Fairy pools is Glenbrittle Campsite & Café. Not only is it situated near the Loch Brittle beach making for an ideal campsite for your motorhome, but you can also purchase freshly baked goods at the site. Make your reservation here.

 

Get your campervan hire with Camperbug’s large selection of motorhomes and campervans around the UK.

 


Linhope Spout, Northumberland, England.

 

Linhope Spout, Northumberland, England.

 

Compromising of a 60-foot waterfall dropping into a bottomless plunge pool below, Linhope Spout is a picturesque spot for a dip and has a beautiful meadow that is ideal for picnics. Situated in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the walk up is appreciably mild and requires a wee bit of scrambling to reach the falls. If you’d rather stay dry, take the Linhope Spout walk, which is a mere 3 miles starting from Hartside to Linhope. Be on alert for furry red squirrels in spring and autumn!

 

Super close to the waterfall is River Breamish Caravan and Motorhome Club Site. Camp your vehicle here and enjoy yourself with nature walks or cycling.

 

 

Achmelvich Bay, Scotland.

 

Achmelvich Bay, Scotland.

 

Just looking down at this bay soothes the soul. Located in the village of Lochinver, gorgeous blue-hued waters lazily roll up on white beaches. You’re bound to forget you’re in Britain and not on a Caribbean island! If you’re put off by the slightly taxing walk there, we’re not going to try very hard to persuade you back on. Paradise shouldn’t be congested! While Achmelvich village is relatively small and offers a caravan park and a campsite, it’s the selection of beaches that will send your heart soaring! Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales!

 

Get away from the rat race and closer to the sparkling beauty of the shoreline. Park your motorhome or campervans here and throw on your bathing suit!

 

 Tongue pot, Upper Eskdale.

 

Tongue pot, Upper Eskdale.

 

Tongue Pot is by far one of our top favourites. Located at Lake District National Park, the part of river Esk known as Tongue pot is a famed secret pool that glistens under an old packhorse bridge while a river starting way up from Scafell Pike thunders into it.  The refreshing pool is about an hour’s walk from the road and formed when two rivers meet. High jumps of 05 meters are possible, and the water is quite clear. Drop in at kali pot below for a more private, shallow-watered natural pool. Additionally, you could hike onwards to Scafell Pike where the trail is not too tiring and walk down via Broad Strand for some breathtaking views.

 

Get ready to enjoy the nothing but the hills of the Great Langdale Valley at the unfussy Baysbrown Farm Campsite. Camp with your motorhome or campervanand and hike up to the breathtaking Tongue pot.

 

 

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