Seven lakes to swim in…
Beth Simpson, Society and Community Editor
Look, we can’t deny the Boris-faced, virus-infested elephant in the room that this year hasn’t been great. But in the spirit of holiday cheer, I thought I would offer a bit of light relief from all of that by giving you a carefully crafted selection of holiday gifts. Yes, that’s right, I am joining the canon of Destiny’s Child, The Muppets and carol singers far and wide to give you my take on the Twelve Days of Christmas; the aptly named Twelve Days of Clitmas. For the last few weeks, I have been gathering nuggets of both wisdom and fun from many wonderful people, which I (your true love) will give to you (our Clitbait readers) as festive treats for the next twelve days. From holiday recipes, to wild swimming spots, to tips for a more pleasurable sex life, I hope there will be something in this for everyone! So, get the chestnuts roasting as I pop these gifts under the metaphorical tree and let’s end the year with a smile.
On the seventh day of Clitmas my true love sent to me…
Seven lakes to swim in:
The new year is almost upon us. THANK THE ALMIGHTY LORD ABOVE! With the option of sweaty clubs and jam packed pubs, in which to party ‘till the early morn, firmly out of reach, why not boogie down to some open water and chase your thrills differently this year. Yes, that’s right. Let’s shiver our way into the new year with an ice cold dip! Wash off the stale 2020 air and emerge REFRESHED AND READY for a rejuvenating new year. For the brave ones among you, here are Clitbait’s former Environmental Editor, Meg’s, top recommendations for wild swimming spots throughout the UK.
Rydal Water – Lake District
Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye
River Almond – Edinburgh
Glen Nevis – Glencoe
Rivelin Dams – Sheffield
Clifton Hampden – Oxfordshire
Pickmere Lake – Knutsford
Images also by the wonderful Beth!