Wild Swimming

Wild Swimming - There is a great wild swimming spot on the River Teign 15 minutes walk from the cottage. To get there turn right out of the drive, go across the crossroads and over Clifford Bridge. Take the first track on the right, signposted Fingle Woods. Walk along here until you get to a steep walled embankment on your right. Immediately after this a smaller path branches off to the right to follow the River more closely. Take this until you get to a bench by a small Weir and jump in, the water’s …………. ..exhilirating/chilly!

For something even more exhilarating visit the “Salmon Leaps” which feature in the Wild Swimming Guide, Daniel Stuart 2016. To get here either drive to Dog Marsh Bridge and walk back (a shorter walk) or walk (1 ½ to 2 hours from Clifford Barton) or cycle along the River Path.

Outdoor Swimming pools – Devon is famous for its small community run outdoor pools (only open during the summer months). The closest is Moretonhampsted 4 miles but there is also one at Chagford and Bovey Tracey.