In search of holy water

Jonathan Cowie (who has yet to swim in a well) delves into archives of wishing wells, springs and water boreholes in pursuit of local holy water he could take a dip in. But is it wild swimming?

Water, wells and springs is the theme of this month’s issue.

To see all the online content from the May 2023 issue of Outdoor Swimmer, visit the 'Spring(s)' page.
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