Ninety years ago, Peak District ramblers defied the law to push for open access. This Sunday wild swimmers take their own stand
In summer ,just stray off the Three Peaks Route and the amount of human waste is massive ! The Nat Park should provide toilets at Ribblehead .Dog turds? It has been human poo on Snowdon recently!
It's more swimming in unapproved places rather than secret places.I thought wild swimming was all about having a dip in "secret places" and "hidden gems". Getting public approved access seems counter to the ethos of it.
I would have thought that locals having a dip in the reservoir out of obvious times would go almost unnoticed by the owners. Do wild swimmers really want approved access, pathways and crowded carparks and all the panoply of H&S involved?
Keep it quiet and enjoy a secret dip. Why advertise to the masses unless you're also a big fan of numerous waterside picnics and bbqs, fires, noise, litter and dog turds.