5 hidden gems places to go wild swimming in Yorkshire for Free
With the weather warming up people maybe deciding to get out and want to avoid the increasing crowded beaches.
I’ve put together 5 lessen know beauty spots which are bit more off the beaten track that maybe quieter for swimming
Lumb Falls Hebden Bridge
This beautiful waterfall is a fantastic spot for tombstoning off the waterfall as it’s not too high.
It accessible a number of way but parking near peckets well and following the steep rock footpath down. Definitely for the more adventurous as it can be a bit of a scramble to get down to the water itself
Postcode HX7 8R
River Wharf IIkley located just around the corner from the famous Lido the river had a small beach area and bridge which people jump off.
Parking on the verge at the roadside is available and can cross the bridge. You can access the river at many points.
Postcode LS29 0BZ
Gaddings Dam Todmorden
Situated in the Yorkshire Moors above Todmorden, it is quite a hike to get to up a steep path but has a sandy beach and beautiful views
Postcode OL14 6JJ
St Aidan's nature reserve near Leeds has one Lake suitable for Outdoor swimming. It possible to park on the road outside the reserve and access the lake. Huge amount of different birds on the reserve. A great spot to go for a dip.
Postcode LS26 8AL
Hayburn Wyke Waterfalls Just above Scarborough away from the crowds and has a rock beach. A steep descent down the valley is required to access the beach and falls
please do take care extra when wild swimming and beware of the possible risks never go alone. Some of places are difficult to access are quite a walk from the nearest roads.