BBC BLOGS - North East Wales Weblog
« Previous | Main | Next »

Fancy a spot of outdoor swimming - in Wrexham?!

Post categories:

Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 12:58 UK time, Friday, 19 June 2009

Now if you'd said the Lake District I would have hardly flinched, but the thought of getting your kit off by a lakeside in Wrexham just doesn't seem right.

Today's Telegraph lists the top 50 places to swim outdoors and, at number nine, is Hanmer Mere, Hanmer, on the Wrexham-Shropshire border.

The supporting text reads: "A pleasing plunge in water that can touch 20C in August. Follow the path through woodland on the eastern side of the lake to reach a sandy bay. The water is clean, though footwear is recommended due to some debris on the bottom. Was popular with troops stationed here in the First World War."

Now, whilst I wasn't aware of Hanmer Mere as a place to swim, I have heard the old quarry pool at Moel y Faen on the Horsehoe Pass, near Llangollen, is used by members of the Welsh Wild Swimming Association - to go skinny dipping.

[Thanks to Christian Edwards for the tip]

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.