SWIMMING PLACES IN WALES
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
AbergavennyCapel-y-ffinBlaen Bwchkka 9BwchSO 232334NP7 7NP
AbergavennyCrickhowellCambwllsss9UskSO 202190NP8 1SF
AbergavennyCrickhowellCrickhowellssss9UskSO 215181NP8 1AR
AbergavennyForest Coal PitMynydd Du Forest Poolskk 9Grwyne FawrSO 270250NP7 7LY
AbergavennyLlanthonyBugle Bridges9HondduSO 291273NP7 7NL
AberystwythCapel BangorCapel Bangor Brssskkd 9RheidolSN 649798SY23 4EL
AberystwythCapel BangorPant Dassss 9RheidolSN 667788SY23 3LZ
AberystwythCapel BangorMin Rheidol Brsskk 9RheidolSN 681792SY23 3NA
AberystwythHafodCascade Cavernsa9GuaSN 775728SY25 6DX
AberystwythHafodRhaeadr Melynsssa9GauSN 774731SY25 6DX
AberystwythHafodDologausskk 9YstwythSN 771733SY25 6DX
AberystwythHafodPont Gwynsskkk 9YstwythSN767729SY25 6DX
AberystwythHafodRheaedr Peirankkkssa9PeiranSN770736SY25 6DX
AberystwythHafodCeunant Yytwythssssca9YstwythSN 774735SY25 6DX
BeddgelertHafod-y-llanGlyn Merchnna9MerchSH 6253LL55 4NW
BethesdaBethesdaGlan Ogwen/Ogwen Banksk10OgwenSH 625655SY25 6DX
Betws-y-CoedBetws-y-CoedMiner’s Bridge Poolsss10LlugwySH 780569LL24 0BA
Betws-y-CoedBetws-y-CoedPont-y-Pairsc 10LlugwySH 792566LL24 0BA
Betws-y-CoedCapel CurigCobden’s Dropsss 10LlugwySH 731575LL24 0EE
Betws-y-CoedCapel CurigLlyn Gerionyddss10LlynSH 761603LL27 0YZ*
Betws-y-CoedCapel CurigTyn-y-Coed/Rheadr Cyfyngppppc 10LlugwySH 735570LL24 0DT
Betws-y-CoedLlanrwstCae Cric/The Cricket Field s10ConwySH 799613LL26 0PL
Betws-y-CoedLlanrwstLlyn Cei/The Flatsss10ConwySH 799607LL26 0PL
BreconBreconAberbran Fach 9UskSN 987292LD3 9NG
BreconBreconThe Gwross9UskSO 033288LD3 9LL
BreconBreconY Promenadppd 9UskSO 037289LD3 9LL
BreconGlasburyGlasburys 9WyeSO 178391HR3 5NW
BreconPont ar DafThe Hot Poolssd 9DafSN 988198LD3 8NL
BridgendMerthyr MawrSwing Bridges9OgmoreSS 883773CF32 0LS
BridgendOgmoreOgmore Castlekkd9Ewenni FachSS 881769 CF32 0QP
Builth WellsBuilth WellsPenddôl Rockssccc9WyeSO 030523LD2 3RD
Builth WellsLlanwrtyd WellsWash Pool/Pwll Golchisssd9IrfonSN 859499LD5 4TN
Builth WellsLlanwrtyd WellsWolves’ Leap / Naid-y-Blaiddss9IrfonSN 836553 LD5 4TR
CaernarfonLlanberisLlyn Padarnnn10LlynSH 572608LL55 4PX
CardiffSt FagansThe Dropesk 9ElalST 113764
CardiffRadyrRadyr Weirs9TaffST 131812
CrickhowellLlanbedrCooks Poolkkkk 9Grwyne FechanSO 241204NP8 1SQ
Ebbw ValeLlangynidrLlangynidr Beachssss9UskSO 149204NP8 1NQ
Ebbw ValeLlangynidrLlangynidr Fallssssss 9UskSO 160202NP8 1NQ
Ebbw ValeLlangynidrLlangynidr Slabssss9UskSO 161202NP8 1NQ
Ebbw ValeLlangynidrLlangynidr Clearingsss9UskSO 163201NP8 1NQ
FishguardRosebushRosebush Quarryllllda 9LlynSN 079301SA66 7QX
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanLady Fallssssss 9PyrddinSN 896093SA11 5NP
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanPwll Bar Arnssss9Nedd FechanSN 899087SA11 5NP
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanPwll Calchss 9PyrddinSN 897092SA11 5NP
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanPwll Cyfforddsss 9Nedd FechanSN 899092SA11 5NP
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanPwll Gwersyllssd9Nedd FechanSN900083SA11 5NP
Glyn-NeathPontneddfechanWooden Gate Pools 9Nedd FechanSN 898084SA11 5NP
HerefordHay-on-Wye The Warrensss 9WyeSO 222425HR3 5EL
HirwaunYstradfelltePwll Glaslllld 9MellteSN 927122CF44 9JF*
LlandoveryRhandir-mwynTwin Poolsssskk9TywiSN 777466SA20 0PH
LlangollenLlangollenHorseshoe Fallsss 10DeeSJ 196433LL20 8BN
LlangollenLlangollenLlangollenscc 10DeeSJ 212421LL20 8RN
LlangollenPentredwrBlue Lagoonnnccc 10LlynSJ 185477LL20 8DP
MachynllethAbergynolwynAbergynolwyn Poolssss 10GwernolSH 682065LL36 9UR
Merthyr TydfilCefn Coed y CymerFarmer’s Pool ss9Taf FawrSO 036072 CF48 2SD
Merthyr TydfilCefn Coed y CymerThe Joining/Y Cymer ss9Taf FawrSO 036072 CF48 2SD
Merthyr TydfilCefn Coed y CymerPullman’s & The Square Pool ss 9Taff FechanSO 037073 CF48 2SD
Merthyr TydfilMerthyr TydfilPwllwatss9TaffSO 039070CF48 1HY*
Merthyr TydfilPontsarnPontsarn Viaductsssc 9Taff FechanSO 045099CF48 2TW
MonmouthOsbastonThe Forges 9MonnowSO 500140NP25 3HY
MonmouthSkenfrithSkenfrithsss9MonnowSO 456204 NP7 8UH
MonmouthSt Maughan’s GreenTregate Bridges9MonnowSO 477173NP25 5QL
NewportUskThe Island/Yr Ynysskk9UskSO 374009NP15 1SZ
PontypriddEdwardsvilleCorda/Cawdors9TaffSO 088964CF46 5NJ
PorthcawlPorthcawlKenfigppkkk9LlynSS 796811CF33 4PT
PorthmadogBeddgelertLlyn Dinasn10LlynSH 613492LL55 4NH*
PorthmadogBeddgelertBeddgelertsskkkk10GlaslynSH 595465LL55 4YA*
PorthmadogCreosorCroesork10CreosorSH 635450LL48 6SS
PorthmadogLlanystumdwy Llanmerich/Maidens Pl.sss10DwyforSH480395LL52 0SZ
RhayaderLlanerch-y-CawrMermaids Pool/Llwyn Pebbylss 9y CarwSN 877605
RhayaderRhayaderParc Waun Capelssss 9WyeSN 967684LD6 5BA
RhayaderRhayaderPont Rhaeadr Gwyss9WyeSN 968677LD6 5AR
TywynAbergynolwynDolgoch Falls/Rhaeadr Dolgochs10Dol-GochSH 657041LL36 9UW
YstradgynlaisAbercrafAbercraf Weirsss9TaweSN 821126SA9 1XR
YstradgynlaisAbercrafPwll Ceffylauss9TaweSN 822126SA9 1XR
YstradgynlaisGlyntawePwllau Maen Mawrkkksksk9TaweSN 853205SA9 1GT
YstradgynlaisPen-y-CaePen-y-Cae Waterfall n9TaweSN 843132SA9 1YY
YstradgynlaisYstradgynlaisYstradgynlais Weirn9TaweSN 786104SA9 1LB
YstradgynlaisYnyswenTwo Bridges/Pontydd Dwyk9TaweSN 834127 SA9 1YP