The joy of wild winter swimming

One brave swimmer is taking a dip a day throughout December in the rivers of Surrey and Berkshire, and finding ‘the nip of the water and the zing of a swim is quite addictive’

A river-swimmer’s paradise in the heart of England

It may be plain old open-water swimming rather than a wild adventure but the tranquil rivers near Oundle and Olney, in the south Midlands, have plenty of pulling power

Different strokes: a wild mountain swim in the Lake District

Remote Bowscale Tarn – a setting rich in myth and literary references – proves an inspiring spot for a dip in the northern lakes, even in the rain. All photographs by Vivienne Rickman-Poole