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Are you a wild swimmer, looking to get into wild swimming, or simply looking for inspiration on new places to explore in Cornwall? If so, this book is exactly what you’re looking for!


  • 54 swimming locations

  • Introductory content on the health benefits of cold water swimming, water safety, what to take with you, how to get started and much more

  • A useful key so you can find exactly what you’re looking for in a location (e.g. dog-friendly, sheltered, long swims, public transport accessible, family friendly)

  • Directions and parking for each location

  • Site specific safety and tidal information

  • A ‘discover more’ section so that you can find local attractions and amenities

  • Plus plenty of information about the Cornish landscape, culture and history

Complete with a key and directions, to make it easy for users to reach their ideal swimming location, A Guide to Wild Swimming in Cornwall provides a resource for both the complete beginner and the seasoned swimmer. It is the only guidebook exclusively dedicated to wild swimming in Cornwall, and has been written by local wild swimmers. It also pairs as a useful and informative guide for anyone looking to explore Cornwall, even without swimming!


Long description

The journey begins in the floral hedgerows of the Roseland peninsula, through the fascinating marine and cultural heritage of Falmouth and the Helford river, around to the Lizard – a unique peninsula with a sinister past. Next, it fringes the rugged coastlines of Penwith; where the remains of the mining industry mark the landscape. The tour continues through the creative hub of St Ives, and the inconspicuous tidal pools characteristic of the north coast. In the middle of the county, the two seaside towns of Newquay and St Austell give life to adjacent coastlines. North Cornwall features impressive rock formations that tower above sun-drenched golden sand and in the South East, the tour winds along the route of the lost Cornish Riviera. After being introduced to some of the finest coastal swimming locations in Cornwall, the guide ends in the leafy upper reaches of the River Fowey, and the rolling expanse of Bodmin Moor.


Product details

Paperback with front flaps and glossed pages for durability (190 x 150 mm).

Made locally from 100% recycled paper (FSC certified) at one of the most sustainable print houses in the country (St Austell Printing Company). The end product is still fully recyclable and production has been carbon offset.


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