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Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style….

Published on 11 Sep 2014 by Gwion Llwyd

Wild Swimming Snowdonia Style, not only enriches the soul and pushes you out of your comfort zone, but quite honestly its really good fun! It always amazes me how many people visit Snowdonia without experiencing it.

Snowdonia is full of waterfalls (Rheadar in Welsh) and rivers and its such a unique part of the area that if you come to visit, you really should jump into at least one waterfall pool. Its exciting, its fun, its an adventure, its a challenge and…. its free…

There are many ways to enjoy the pleasures of wild swimming; be it getting suited and booted for a 1 mile lake swim with a group, or, like me, grab your kids, the dog and a towel and go forth looking for the waterfalls and river pools for a quick dunk or a swim around if the temperature allows!

Yes, it is usually a cold affair jumping into the pools, but that’s half the fun – the serotonin high you get for having done it always outweighs the not and that’s just the adults – show me child who doesn’t enjoy jumping off rocks into water!

Yes, you need to be cautious, so go to recommended places. If you want to jump, take goggles with you to see what’s below and water shoes are a good idea to protect your feet. Wearing a wetsuit is not compulsory but you might want to consider if you want to stay in the water for a while.

Waterfalls, lakes and rivers go hand in hand with stunning scenery, so take a picnic with you to enjoy after your swim and make a day of it or plot a route and take the day dipping in and out of some of the most beautiful places in the world…..

To help you get started, here are my top 6 places to go in Snowdonia:


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