The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming

Reflections for Zen Seekers

Author: Tessa Wardley

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782404295

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.
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Wild Swimming Hidden Beaches

Explore Britain's Secret Coast

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Wild Things Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0957157371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The fully revisied second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel. New 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey mapping Best beach cafes, local food, pubs and campsites Where to sea kayak, coasteer and swim with dolphins Best activities with children and families This revised and expanded edition of the best-selling coastal classic features the same winning formula of stunning photography, engaging travel writing and practical guidance. It is set to continue as the definitive guide to Britain's secret beaches and hidden coastline.
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Swim Wild

Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer

Author: Jack Hudson,Calum Hudson,Robbie Hudson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473666430

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, from tackling the 145km River Eden to setting the world record for swimming in the Arctic. They take us through their preparation for these expeditions, including sourcing wild spots in the heart of sprawling cities in which to train. They document the challenges they encounter and the successes often achieved in the most unexpected ways. And with everything they've learned, they give tips for those wanting to take on their own aquatic foray, whether a beginner or a seasoned swimmer.This book will show people of all ages how they too can take part in open water swimming and reconnect with the natural world around them. Their experience will embolden readers to escape their status quo and build confidence and contentment by challenging themselves to try something new and reconsider their relationship with nature and the wild. At its core, this book will provide advice, reassurance and inspiration for anyone in search of something more joyful, peaceful and, ultimately, meaningful.
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Wild Swim

Author: Kate Rew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780852650936

Category: Great Britain

Page: 221

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In this full-colour guide, Kate Rew, founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society, takes the reader on a wild journey through Britain, covering 200 rivers, lakes, tidal pools, lidos, estuaries and sea swims.
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Wild Swimming Spain

Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Spain

Author: John Weller,Lola Culsan

Publisher: Wild Swimming

ISBN: 9781910636060

Category: Spains

Page: 224

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​Discover over 150 magical places to swim and explore in Spain. With stunning photography this book reveals the best crystal mountain lakes, secluded lake-side beaches, and turquoise pools hidden deep in waterfall-filled gorges. With recommendations for places to camp and eat this is all you need to take you off the beaten track. ​
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Slow Travel: North Devon & Exmoor

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784776149

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's award-winning North Devon & Exmoor remains the only dedicated general guide to this compelling area. North Devon's relative inaccessibility has been a deterrent to ugly development, and Exmoor National Park is one of the smallest, least well known, and utterly delightful of all national parks. The rugged western cliffs around Hartland Point are the most dramatic in Devon and the cliff-top walking some of the best. New to this edition are several nature reserves which didn't make it into the first edition and more in-depth descriptions of the far western part of Devon abutting the Cornish border. Also included are the Gnome Reserve and the Bakelite Museum - just two of several quirky places in the region - and expanded information on the island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel, as well as unique coverage of the whole of Exmoor National Park straddling Devon and Somerset. Particularly intriguing are the many descriptions of country churches, 'the storerooms of history'. The North Devon and Exmoor region is arguably the most scenic in the southwest. No other has this blend of wild rugged coastline, deep river valleys, heather-covered moorland, family-friendly sandy beaches, great surfing and enchanting villages. Some of the prettiest villages in the southwest are found here, with cream teas aplenty. Much information is unique to this guidebook, blending descriptions of little-known places and country pursuits with portraits of local characters, past and present. The guide also places special emphasis on car-free travel, walking, local food, pubs and unusual or special accommodation. Whether you like to spend time exploring National Trust properties, discovering gardens, wildlife watching (Exmoor is home to Britain's largest mammal, the red deer), or indulging in more active pursuits such as coasteering, kayaking or just a gentle pony trek, Bradt's North Devon & Exmoor is the ideal companion for a successful visit.
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Exmoor National Park

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1784771562

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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This new title in Bradt's distinctive series of Slow travel guides to regions of Britain is the only general guide to focus exclusively on Exmoor, covering all of the national park plus towns and villages just outside the boundary. Written by expert resident author Hilary Bradt, coast and moorland, hiking, wildlife and birdwatching are all covered, as are food and drink, historical background and culture both present and past, including Lorna Doone (and Doone country), Wordsworth and Shelley. Divided into ten regions and complete with 13 walks with maps, Bradt's Slow Travel Exmoor National Park also covers National Trust villages and nature reserves, little-known attractions such as private gardens, and the region's most interesting little churches. Exmoor is one of England's smallest but most beautiful national parks and is also particularly rich in festivals, both cultural, traditional - and frankly bizarre, including Hunting of the Earl of Rone in the village of Combe Martin and the Minehead Hobby Horse. The area is also increasingly recognised as a foodie destination and as a place for active holidays of all types. With its long coastline there are beaches for everyone, both sand and pebble, with wild swimming in the sea, rivers and reservoirs. This is also one of the most rewarding areas for walking in the West Country, combining stunning sections of the South West Coast Path with inland walks over heather-rich moorland and up river valleys. England's smallest church and largest number of wild red deer, and Britain's most distinctive native pony are all found here. Ideal for walkers, riders, foodies and lovers of beautiful scenery and wilderness, Bradt's Slow Travel Exmoor National Park is the essential companion for a successful trip regardless of age or budget.
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Wild Swimming Walks Dartmoor and South Devon

28 Lake, River and Beach Days Out

Author: Sophie Pierce,Matt Newbury

Publisher: Wild Swimming

ISBN: 9781910636077

Category: Swimming

Page: 216

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Wild swimming walks leads you on 28 adventures into the beautiful scenery and wild swimming paradise of Dartmoor and South Devon. Discover wooded river pools and tumbling waterfalls, secret coves and amazing sea caves, safe in the company of Devon s two most intrepid and fun-loving explorers. All the walking routes include places to swim and ideas for pubs and refreshments along the route. Join the adventure with this inspirational guide to one of England s most popular walking and wild swimming regions - Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. This is an iconic landscape of haunted lakes, ancient woodland, hidden rivers and one of the most beautiful coastlines in Britain Complete with photos and practical guidance, and rich with local history and legend, this book will appeal to wild swimmers, family explorers, nature lovers and walkers alike. Including detailed directions, maps and downloadable route information to print out or take with you on your phone or tablet.
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Wild Swimming Italy

Discover the Most Beautiful Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls and Hot Springs of Italy

Author: Michele Tameni

Publisher: Wild Swimming

ISBN: 9780957157354

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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The Wild Swimming series travels to Italy to explore freshwater lakes, mountain and lagoons. Dip in to the emerald-green plunge pools of Sicily and swim at river beaches in Campania. Discover the secret hot springs of Tuscany and amazing waterfalls of the Dolomiti. Explore the hidden shores of Lake Como and Garda. Perfect for family explorers or romantic adevnturers, this stunning travel book combines beautiful photography with all the practical information you'll need to get off the beaten track, including maps, directions, grid references and walk-in times, and recommendations for canoe trips, campsites and tavernas.
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