SWIMMING PLACES IN SOUTHWEST ENGLAND
Abridged from "Rob's Directory of Cool Places". Reproduced with permission from: Rob Fryer. Copywright
Rating explained: s=star rating - site visited n=star rating based on reports p=star rating - private site d=disabled access c=higher risk of drowning or injury w=mentioned in Waterlog by R.Deakins l=water colder than expected a=attractive place t=beware of river in spate g=not suitable for dogs k=for kids - mainly shallow m=midges f=near firing range
Town/AreaLocalitySwimRatingChapRiverGridPostcode
AmesburyAmesburyLordís Walksd4Salisbury AvonSU 155419SP4 7DW
AmesburyDurringtonTank Crossing C kd4Salisbury AvonSU 158458SP4 8LB
AmesburyFifieldTank Crossing Bkkd4Salisbury AvonSU 147502SN9 6DQ
AmesburyFigheldeanFigheldeanssssda 4Salisbury AvonSU 151474SP4 8 JL
AxminsterWaggs PlotAxe Bridgesd 4 AxeST 322016EX13 7AR
AxminsterWhitfordWhitford Weirssd4 AxeSY 263954 EX13 7NW
BathBoxMill Poolss1By BrookST 826688SN13 8PJ
BathBoxRailway Bridgess1By BrookST 824687SN13 8NP
BathClavertonWarleigh Weirssssg1(Bristol) AvonST 793643BA2 7BH
Blandford FiddlefordFiddleford Millssssc4Dorset StourST 800135DT10 2BU
Blandford Sturminster N.Colber Bridgesc 4Dorset StourST 783143DT10 1EG
BournemíthFerndownDudsbury Cliffsscc4Dorset StourSZ 076977BH22 8SS
BournemíthLonghamThe High Bank sccc4Dorset StourSZ 065973BH22 9AN
BournemíthNorthbourneThe Beachssskdc4Dorset StourSZ089963BH10 7BL
BristolHenleazeHenleaze Swimming Clubssswgd1LakeST 580774BS10 5HY
Budleigh SOttertonOtterton Weir Pools2OtterSY 080855EX9 7HQ
ChippenhamLacockBide Brook Weirsg1(Bristol) AvonST 920688SN15 2PD
CorshamSlaughterfordThe Beachs1By BrookST 838737SN14 8RF
DartmoorAshburtonHigher Corner Poolsssssd 3DartSX 715711TQ13 7NT
DartmoorAshburtonHolne Cliff Poolss 3DartSX 709702TQ13 7NT
DartmoorAshburtonLower Corner Pool ssssd3DartSX 715716TQ13 7NT
DartmoorAshburtonSalters Poolsssd3DartSX 711706TQ13 7NT
DartmoorAshburtonSherrah Poolsssss3DartSX697716TQ13 7NT
DartmoorAshburtonUpper Horseshoe Poolssss3DartSX 711705TQ13 7NT
DartmoorBelstoneCullever Stepsssf3E. Okement SX 606921. EX20 1QR
DartmoorBelstoneTaw Marsh: lazy poolsskf3TawSX 618908EX20 1QZ
DartmoorBelstoneTaw Marsh: narrow swimssskf3TawSX 621919EX20 1QZ
DartmoorBelstoneVellake Weirskf3OkementSX 556904 EX20 4LU
DartmoorChagfordChagford Weirsss3TeignSX 699882TQ13 8HE
DartmoorClearbrookCadover Bridgesskkkk3PlymSX 555647PL7 5EH
DartmoorFrenchbeerTeignturn / Elephantís Tailskk3TeignSX 643867 TQ13 8EA
DartmoorGidleighHighbury Bridgekkk 3BlackatonSX 677884TQ13 8HW
DartmoorGidleighScorhill Downkkss 3TeignSX 652868TQ13 8HS
DartmoorHorndonGer Tor Poolssa 3TavySX 548828PL19 9NB
DartmoorHorndonHill Bridges 3TavySX 532803PL19 9ND
DartmoorHorndonHolly Tree Poolsa 3TavySX 547825PL19 9NB
DartmoorHorndonTavy Cleave Poolsssssaf 3TavySX 553831PL19 9NB
DartmoorHorrabridgeThe Magpie/Bedford Bridgekkd 3WalkhamSX 503703 PL20 7RZ
DartmoorIvybridgeHead Weirssssska3ErmeSX 638571 PL21 0JL
DartmoorIvybridgeLovers Poolsssskc3ErmeSX 637570PL21 0JL
DartmoorIvybridgeTrinnaman's Poolssssska3ErmeSX 638572PL21 0JL
DartmoorIvybridgeZulus3ErmeSX 637573PL21 0JL
DartmoorLydfordWitchís Poolskf3LydSX 533854.EX20 4BA
DartmoorMary TavyLongtimber Footbridgek 3TavySX 510784PL19 9PR
DartmoorMeldonRed-a-ven Poolskkkkkss3Red-a-venSX 565920 EX20 4LT
DartmoorPeter TavyHartford Bridges3TavySX 505767PL19 9LS
DartmoorPostbridgeBellever Forestkkks 3DartSX 656771PL20 6TU
DartmoorPostbridgeEast Dart Waterfalls3DartSX 627811 PL20 6TH
DartmoorShaugh PriorFairy Dellsssa3PlymSX 530634PL7 5HD
DartmoorShaugh PriorShaugh Bridgekk 3PlymSX 532634PL7 5HD
DartmoorTavistockDouble Waterss3TavySX 476699PL19 9EQ
DartmoorTavistockMy Lady's Poolss3TavySX 472697PL19 9EQ
DartmoorThrowleighShilley Pool kksw3BlackatonSX 653913EX20 2QD
DartmoorTorrPiles Copsesska3ErmeSX 643619PL21 9RB*
DartmoorWalkhamptonHuckworthy Bridgessskk 3WalkhamSX 531705PL20 6LP
DevizesUpavonSwan Island Tank Crossíg A s4Salisbury AvonSU 135541SN9 6BD
DorchesterDorchesterSwimmersí Pool ss 4FromeSY 699909DT1 1SX
DorchesterLwr BíhamptonLower Bockhamptonssd4FromeSY 721904 DT2 8PZ
DorchesterMoretonMoretonkka 4FromeSY 805895DT2 8RJ
ExmoorDulvertonMarsh Bridgekd2BarleSS 907289TA22 9PR
ExmoorLuccombePaisey Poolssk 2NutscaleSS 882441TA24 8JS
ExmoorOareCloud Farm Poolssssda 2BadgworthySS 793467EX35 6NU
ExmoorOareDeer Park Poolsskkk 2BadgworthySS 793454EX35 6NU
ExmoorSimonsbathCow Castlesss 2BarleSS 793374TA24 7SD
ExmoorSimonsbathParadise Pool sskka 2BarleSS 788376TA24 7SD
ExmoorTarrKnaplock Wood Poolss 2BarleSS 863324TA22 9PY
ExmoorTarrTarr Steps kkkkd 2BarleSS 868321TA22 9PY
ExmoorWithypoolLanacre Bridgekkkd2BarleSS 817361TA24 7SD
ExmoorWithypoolSherdon Goylesss 2BarleSS 805361TA24 7SD
ExmoorWithypoolSherdon Hutchssdkkk 2BarleSS 806361TA24 7SD
ExmoorWithypoolWithypoolkd2BarleSS 845354TA24 7QP
FordingbridgeFordingbridgeFordingbridgesskkcd 4Salisbury AvonSU 149141SP6 1AH
FromeTellisfordTellisford Weirssskccg1FromeST 806554 BA14 9NA
HonitonOttery St MaryHairpin Bendssska 2OtterSY 096941EX11 1YB
HonitonOttery St MaryHead Weirssc2OtterSY 095962EX11 1QS
HonitonRawridgeRawridgekk 2OtterST198063EX14 9PT
MelkshamLacockLacock Abbey Poolsssssga1(Bristol) AvonST 921684SN15 2LG
New ForestBeaulieuHatchet Pondsd4LakeSU369016SO42 7WE
New ForestBeaulieuKing's Hatkkkkd4BeaulieuSU 384054SO42 7YN
New ForestBeaulieuNorth Gatek4BeaulieuSU 384046SO42 7YN
New ForestBrockenhurstBalmer Lawn kkkkd4LymingtonSU 305031SO42 7ZB
New ForestBrockenhurstBolderford Bridgekkkkd4LymingtonSU 291041SO42 7QH
New ForestBrockenhurstOber Pools kkkd 4LymingtonSU283033SO42 7QD
New ForestBrockenhurstQueens Bowerkk 4LymingtonSU 288043SO42 7QH
New ForestDibden PurlieuIpley Bridge kk 4BeaulieuSU 380067SO40 4UR
New ForestNorth GorleyHolly Hatchkk 4DockensSU 210118BH24 3QZ
SalisburyBemertonBemertonsd4NadderSU 121303SP2 9NW
SalisburyGomeldonWest Gomeldon Fordkd4BourneSU182359SP4 6JY
SalisburyHurdcottHurdcott Woodkk4BourneSU 170342 SP4 6HE
SalisburyMilfordMilfordkkkkcd4BourneSU 156300SP1 1PD
SalisburyOdstockOdstock Old Hatchesdkk 4EbbleSU 151261SP5 4JA
SalisburyPortonPorton Fordkkcd4BourneSU 189366SP4 0NE
SalisburyTisburyTisbury Rowsd4NadderST 951296SP3 6LS
SalisburyWíbne DauntseyKellyís Bridge (ford)kkcd4BourneSU 173349SP4 6JD
SalisburyWest HarnhamThe Old Millsd4NadderSU 135293SP2 8EU
SalisburyWinterbíne EarlsGreen Bridge (ford)kkkkkcd4BourneSU 170344SP4 6HE
SeatonColytonColyton Playing Fieldssd4ColySY 250935EX24 6PU
SeatonColytonUmborne Bridgek 4ColySY 249942EX24 6EY
ShaftesburyFontmell MagnaFontmell Weir Poolk 4FontmellST 873169SP7 0NU
ShaftesburySutton MandevillePanters Poolppp4NadderST 992306SP3 5LU
SidmouthColaton RaleighRed Cliff Corner Poolsssk 2OtterSY 088869 EX10 0LW
SidmouthTipton St JohnFluxton Weirss2OtterSY 091927EX10 0AB
StreetBaltonsborough Flights Holesssg2BrueST 547338 BA6 8PQ
StreetWest Lydford Mill Field Weirsss 2BrueST 568317TA11 7DH
StreetWest Lydford West Lydford churchsss2BrueST 564318TA11 7DH
Sturminster N.Hinton St MaryCutt Mill: Beware submerged spikes fixed to concrete on mill side.ssscd4Dorset StourST 776165 DT10 1NG
TauntonBishops HullClay Cliffs or The Stickles 2ToneST 214253TA1 5AA
TauntonBishops HullNetherclaysk2ToneST 203250TA1 5AA
TauntonBishops HullNetherclay Salmon Trapsss 2ToneST 205253TA1 5AA
TavistockBuckland Míchím.Lower Denham Poolssss 3TavySX 477675PL20 7NS
TavistockBuckland MonachorumDenham Bridgesssc 3TavySX 477678PL20 7NS
TintagelBossineySt Nectanís Glenka 3St NectanísSX 080885PL34 0BB
TivertonExbridge. The Anchor Innsd2ExeSS 931245TA22 9AZ
TivertonTivertonSalmon Jumpssskk2ExeSS 949138EX16 5AE
TivertonWashfieldWashfield Weirs 2ExeSS 944160EX16 7RL
TotnesTotnesStill Pool/Totnes Weirsssskkd3DartSX800613TQ9 5JG
TrowbridgeFarleigh HungerfídFarleigh & Dist. S. C.sssswgd1FromeST 805577BA2 7RS
WadebridgeSt BrewardDelford Bridge k3De LankSX 114 759PL30 4NL
WarminsterHeytesburyHeytesbury Millsss4WylyeST 930422BA12 0HF
WarminsterWarminsterSmallbrook Weirkk 4WylyeST 884441BA12 9LH
WellingtonUffculme The Little Weirk2CulmST 057117EX15 3DB
WimbornePamphillCowgrove Meadowsss4Dorset StourSY 993999BH21 4EE
WimbornePamphillEyebridgessssdg4Dorset StourST 995000 BH21 4EE