The famous swimming ladies of London’s Hampstead ponds share their favourite walks with a dip. Leave the car at home this summer with 28 days out across southern and eastern England.
Featuring secret lakes, river meadows and sandy seaside beaches, Wild Swimming Walks is rich with stories, photos and natural history. Complete with detailed directions, maps and practical inspiration, this book is perfect for families, walkers and swimmers alike.
The Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath has been a women’s swimming pond since 1926. World famous for its history and idyllic setting, it has become a magnet for London residents and visitors alike. Margaret Dickinson (editor) is a year-round wild swimmer, documentary film-maker and writer who campaigned to save swimming on the Heath.