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Helford River – swimming at Durgan

“There can new few more inspiring sights than the oak–wood that crowds the water’s edge and spills over the Helford River, stretching out branches far over the narrow strip of beach that disappears under a spring tide when the river is brim full.” 542 more words

Roger Deakin

Fowey estuary – Cornish swimming

“That afternoon I swam out into the harbour mouth, just to get a feel of the water and currents, I hadn’t intended it to be more than a short trial run, but was just settling nicely into the rhythm of the swim, and deciding that I might as well keep going, when I was suddenly intercepted by the coastguard.” 673 more words

Roger Deakin

Camber Sands - swimming with kite surfers

“As the tide receded, Camber was all sand–pools, lagoons and impromptu sand rivers snaking to the tideline…The sea, brown with churned sand, was marginally warmer than at Dungeness, but still cold.” 548 more words

Roger Deakin

Devon days - Tavy Cleave

Nestled in bed overlooking the Avon south of Gara Bridge we wake to birdsong, the call of a buzzard, the wind rustling leaves and no other sound. 347 more words


Medway and Fort Hoo – industrial swimming

“…to tell the truth, I was really quite nervous about this swim. This was my first big industrial river, running right through the heart of the most densely populated part of Kent.” 745 more words

Roger Deakin