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Dive into 180 of the world's most enticing wild swimming spots with this joyful book featuring fascinating insights from local voices, beautiful photography, maps and essential trip planning tips. Discover the humbling effects of a wild swim and explore enchanting places where you can connect with nature or simply relax and float downstream.

Find in-depth wild swimming profiles and Q&As for 60 mesmerising locations and discover the culture, landscape and restorative characteristics of each life-affirming swim through the accounts of those that have experienced it. Feel joy when you wade into Hawaii's calm and crystal clear sea along the Kona coast; escape from city life with an enriching dip in Hampstead Heath Ponds in London; or indulge in a moment of mindfulness when you swim to Lake Bled Island in Slovenia.

Inside The Joy of Wild Swimming:

- 60 in-depth profiles of wild swimming spots, each illustrated with beautiful photography, a map and accompanied by a Q&A section voiced by a local swimmer

- 120 extra must-visit natural water destinations including outdoor pools, ponds and rivers

- In the know tips and insights that show why each swimming hole is so joyful, plus what to expect from your visit, how to get there, what to take with you, must-do activities and essential trip planning information

- Covers global wild swimming destinations including Thailand, Australia, Italy, England, Finland, USA, France, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico and more

Do more of what you love with our uplifting Joy of series and nurture your biggest passions. The Joy of Wild Swimming is the ultimate gift book for the water lover in your life, or a wonderful treat to inspire your next reviving wild swim in a turquoise blue bay, dazzling fjord or rejuvenating hot spring.

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