Spitchwick Common/Deeper Marsh, Dartmoor, Devon
Plunge pools, picnic areas and plenty of parking – it doesn’t get much better than this for wild swimmers. Spitchwick is truly out in the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park, amid lovely woodland and surrounded by cliffs, but still easily accessible along the River Dart.
The moorland water is deep, clean and clear, and curves around a grassy area, which makes it one of the most popular places to swim and best to get their early to avoid the crowds. Just up river from this spot is the scenic Sharrah Pool, a place for more confident and adventurous swimmers.