Natural Swimming Pools/Ponds
Moving on from my homemade readbed project, not only has an industry emerged catering to Water Harvesting, which is a lot less Heath Robinson than my early attempt, there is also a resurgence in wild swimming. See history of wild swimming. Even the BBC broadcast about wild swimming in one of Kate Humble's programmes, 'Off the beaten track'. Unfortunately Iplayer does not have the programme but here are some clips. Kate with Natasha Brooks, explain why. Kate enters the water. Thermals back on.
A very different view of wild water with Kate Silverton.
We were holidaying in the area and found ourselves at Carding Mill Valley Reservoir just as somebody was going for a swim. The signs allow swimming but not on your own. It was evident that she was a regular.
One length done and we don't feel the need to stay for safety's sake, and leave her to her swim.
It looks a beautiful place to swim, very peaceful and quite, with just the bird song. Proper communing with nature.
Some of the comments on Wild Swimming website for this location even suggest skinny dipping is OK.
However, is is eventently cold.