Study of our travels to Wales to go wild swimming for a collaborative project.
Wales September 2013 • 5D MKii 35m
WALES BRECON BEACONS
Accommodation – Camping
The idea of going wild swimming had been floating in my head for a while now and near the top of my wish list is, at some point, to jump off a waterfall. So, when given the opportunity to have an adventure involving throwing myself off a cliff, I literally jumped at the chance.
I had found this spot via the Wildswimming.co.uk site and had to check it out in real life. As you see it was mind blowing even in the forever-falling rain of Wales.
With all of our nerves at top peak, we dipped our toes into our first ever wild swimming experience.
After losing our breath from the ice-cold water, the laughs began to trickle out whilst we gazed around, swimming in the awe of the moment.
After asking a few locals, they recommended not to jump from the waterfall top because of the shallow edges and random rocks, BUT we held out hope and, just as we where about to call it a day, a group of guys on their friend’s stag-do, wandered over and began chatting. They clearly had experience wild swimming but had never been here either, and so, after a good check over, it was go-time and the risk taking began.
One after the next, buzzing off each other’s adrenaline rush, we looped from the river bottom to the waterfall top pushing nerves aside to take flight.I honestly don’t think we would have jumped if the group of guys did not appear, so a big thank you to Robert and the gang, I owe you.