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About: West Country Water Park provides fantastic open-water swim sessions. They set out a circular swim course that is approximately 600m. A swim is priced at £5.00, which gives you a 2-hour window.
Parking: On-site free car park
Address: Trench Lane, Bradley Stoke, BS36 1RY
About: Cotswold Water Park and Beach (often known as Lake 32) is located just 10 minutes down the road from Swindon, perched on the very edge of the Cotswolds. This lake has its own little beach and attracts plenty of locals for open water paddling on hot summer days. There are restrictions however, so if you’d rather venture further into the lake for open water swimming, please contact Waterland directly.
Parking: On site, charges may apply
Address: Spratsgate Ln, Shorncote, Cirencester GL7 6DF
Buscot Lock and Weir
About: Buscot Lock is a beautiful scenic place located on the River Thames near Buscot, Oxfordshire. The lock itself is the smallest on the Thames, but the weir nearby provides a fantastic spot for wild swimming. The weir is very safe for swimming, even with children as it is shallow in some areas, and there are even rope swings over the water which makes it a whole lot of fun!
Parking: On site, National Trust owned car park
Address: Buscot, Oxfordshire SN7 8BY
About: Dog Hole may not sound like the most pleasant place, but we can assure you it proves a very popular spot for wild swimmers and is beautifully scenic! This small pool is fed by the River Dun (which is also great for dipping your toes in) and offers the perfect place to paddle - especially for children.
Parking: on Frog Lane, Great Bedwyn
Address: Great Bedwyn, Marlborough SN8 3PA