Wild swimming in Devon

More and more people are taking up wild swimming for its physical and mental health benefits.

Whilst it is well known that Devon has some of the best beaches in the UK, not everyone is looking to splash about in the waves or join the masses on boogie boards. Step away from the crowds and immerse yourself in the cool waters and natural beauty of one of the below spots:

Salmon Leaps: A long river pool in the woodland beneath Castle Drogo

Sharrah Pools: Flanked on both sides by ancient woodland these pools are deep and glassy.

Spitchwick Common: Is the most popular location for wild swimming in Dartmoor with a choice of pools and rapids and also a large grassy area perfect for picnics.

Haytor Quarry: A secluded location with towering rocks surrounding the pools, also popular with climbers.

This addictive activity can be done all year round and with so many locations to explore across Devon and Cornwall could it be the perfect hobby for you?