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Anyone from Cornwall or Devon? River swimming & holiday cottage needed

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EasternDailyStress Tue 20-Sep-16 22:12:56

Having done some wonderful river swimming and kayaking this summer in Suffolk, I've decided that next year's holiday will be in Cornwall/Devon area, preferably in a cottage or apartment right next to a river. I've found several, but they don't seem to be suitable places to swim. Does anyone in the area know of any nice villages that are on good swimming rivers please?

mouldycheesefan Wed 21-Sep-16 08:46:21

How about crantock beach in Cornwall, fantastic beach with a gannell that you can swim up. I was there recently and a group of open water swimmers from Newquay were swimming up it. Crantock village is also lovely. You could also google the open water swim club Newquay perhaps they can advise.

EasternDailyStress Wed 21-Sep-16 15:09:28

Thanks mouldy, that looks lovely. Been for a dip today in the North Sea - absolutely gorgeous grin

HueysDad Fri 30-Sep-16 15:58:35

South Devon has some amazing wild swim spots and the Torbay end has some fantastic coves for kayaking that are sheltered from the atlantic.
Along the river Dart from Totnes down there's a number of lovely places to stay (and river swim).
We've been travelling in the area (with baby!) and reviewed a number of places on our blog

Further West Hope Cove, Salcombe, Bigbury all have incredible beaches.

South Devon is more what you're looking for I think as the coast is just that much more sheltered.

Have you seen the wild swim map online?

Will be interested to see where you end up smile

ThornyBird Fri 30-Sep-16 16:02:07

Durgan and Helford Passage both have holiday cottages that are by the river Helford. There are probably other villages with holiday rentals further up the Helford but these are the 2 places I am familiar with.

Sallycinnamon1974 Fri 30-Sep-16 21:57:19

I second Crantock for river swimming. The river swim group have a Facebook page called Wild Swim Newquay, take a look as it looks great. But please be careful swimming, there are no lifeguards up the river and sadly people can get in to trouble sometimes in the water.

AlmaMartyr Fri 30-Sep-16 21:59:33

I do a fair amount of wild swimming in Dartmoor rivers. I live in North Dartmoor.

EasternDailyStress Fri 07-Oct-16 18:52:02

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Still investigating ... will post back when we've decided smile

justaweeone Fri 07-Oct-16 19:02:52

Just edited where you swam in Suffolk

justaweeone Fri 07-Oct-16 19:03:12


EasternDailyStress Mon 10-Oct-16 20:11:54

From Outney Meadow campsite, right on the bank of the River Waveney. It's lovely.

parklives Wed 14-Dec-16 18:42:13

Did you find anywhere op? Sorry if this is a zombie thread.

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