Swimming Events Guide 2024
Wild swimming north east England

Wild swimming spots in North East England

Sarah Banks, author of Wild Guide North East England, chooses 10 of her favourite places to swim in the North East

If you yearn for the wilderness, then the North East can offer you every kind of wild place you could possibly imagine. Whether it’s soaring peaks and cliffs, dramatic valleys and magnificent waterfalls or tranquil rivers, lakes and beaches, it has everything covered.

Stay up to date with The Dip, our free weekly outdoor swimming newsletter.

Outdoor Swimmer is the magazine for outdoor swimmers by outdoor swimmers. We write about fabulous wild swimming locations, amazing swim challenges, swim training advice and swimming gear reviews.