Guest Blog Post - Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury (Authors of Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon)

Outdoor – or ‘wild’ swimming is growing in popularity, and South Devon has some of the most beautiful and safe natural stretches of water in which to do it. Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury, the authors of new book Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon, have been swimming and walking in the area for years, and know it intimately. They say South Devon can’t be beaten for its sheer variety of stunning swim spots, from the small coves and caves around Torbay and Dartmouth, to the crystal clear pools of the River Dart, to the stunning estuaries of the South Hams, and the vast open lakes on the top of Dartmoor.

Says Sophie: “We simply love the South Devon landscape, with all its gorgeous places to go for a dip.  The great thing is that these places, by their nature, are often isolated and wild, and so the walk to them is usually stunning as well.  We wanted to write the book to share some of our secrets, and spread the joy of visiting and swimming in these lovely places.”

Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon by Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury (£14.99, Wild Things Publishing) will be available from all good bookshops from the 2nd May 2016. For 30% off and free P+P visit and enter ‘South Devon’ as your coupon code.




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