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About: Clevedon Marine Lake is a piece of history in the aquatics world. Today, both Clevedon Marine Lake and Clevedon’s seawaters are a regular training ground for long distance swimmers, and the lake provides a calmer environment for all wild water lovers.
How far from Bristol: 30 minutes by car (15.7 miles) via the A369 and the M5
Address: Clevedon Marine Lake, off Old Church Road, Clevedon BS21 7TU
King's Sedgemoor Drain
About: King's Sedgemoor Drain is an artificial drainage channel. The name may not sound too appealing, but the sights certainly shadow it immensly! This is a lovely place for a quick dip or even a quick swimming sesh if you prefer the wild waters!
How far from Bristol: 1 hour and 1 minute by car (39.8 miles) via the M5
Address: King's Sedgemoor Drain, Somerset
About: This lake is used for swimming and angling. This especially a haven for wildlife and varying water depths only members and their guests can enjoy this beautiful spot. This members-only outdoor pool is set to reopen in the first week of June, with measures in place to protect staff and visitors.
How far from Bristol: 16 minutes by car (4.0 miles) via the B4054
Address: Henleaze Lake, Lake Road, Henleaze, Bristol, BS10 5HG
About: A remote location, perfect for a quick escape from the city. With clear water running between steep grassy banks to sunbathe on, this is brilliant for those of you seeking a quick dip form the sun. This remote stretch of the river is just a short cycle ride from the train station and perfect for a weekend jaunt out of Bristol. This is an ideal spot for those of you wanting to take a dip in the great oudoors or even swimming in it!
How far from Bristol: 1 hour and 13 minutes by car (38.5 miles) via the A37
Address: River Yeo, Yatton
Location: Bradford On Avon
About: Another popular family spot, this river is suitable for all ages. A shallow side stream, bridges and stones to jump off of and easy access to the water, the wide banks provide a great picture opportunity.However there may be varying depths, so take care when jumping in!
How far from Bristol: 45 minutes by car (28.6 miles) via the A46
Address: Barton Farm Country Park, Pound Lane, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LF
About: Accessible from Bristol through the bike path, you can enjoy a spot of wild swimming or just a quick dip in the freshing water! You will be greeted by grassy picnic areas, rope swings and small, secluded spots as you soak up the sun.
How far from Bristol: 30-40 minutes by car from Bristol
Address: Mead Lane, Saltford, Bristol BS31 3ER
About: One of the most popular sites on the list, an early start is recommended. A large site suitable for swimming, paddling and playing for all the family. With secret spots a short walk down the river, beautiful adjoining fields. Just watch out for those hidden plants in parts of the river.
How far from Bristol: 38 minutes by car (24.4 miles) via the M4 and the A46
Address: Warleigh Weir, Ferry Lane, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BH
About: Trees and the hillside provide a scenic setting for this river and weir. A rural location, the site is not as developed as others so just watch out for submerged objects and the changing water depth, but other than that, a beautiful day out.
How far from Bristol: 5 minutes by car (1.0 mile) via the A420 and Pennywell Rd
Address: River Frome, St Jude's, Bristol