Wild Swimming In Cornwall

Wild swimming is my sanctuary, my solace, somewhere to escape the world and just be in nature. I’ve been doing it for a two years now, after a friend invited me to go wild swimming with her in a beautiful swim spot close to where I live in Cornwall.

Before long, there was a small group of us – women swimming together, stripping down to our swimwear in secluded beauty spots and taking to the open water. And I’ve not really looked back. I can honestly say that wild swimming changed my outlook and has been the greatest tonic for my mental health.


View of the sea with sand in foreground and headland in the distance


Narrow path leading to the sea through a green valley.

(Edit: During the various lockdowns and restrictions of 2020 and 2021, I have continued my wild swimming journal when it has been safe and within the guideliens to do so - Wild river swimming in my home town has become an alternative to the sea!).