We can’t recommend it enough for your mental health, for your soul and for the planet. 🌎
But, if you’re going to go wild swimming, it’s sadly now a fact that you need to watch out for sewage which is a major problem in the UK right now.
To be very clear, any time sewage has recently been released into the water, it’s categorically unsafe to take a dip (and just pretty disgusting...).
If you’re a fair-weather swimmer and only swim at popular spots with lifeguards, then they should be testing the water and be able to confirm whether it’s safe to swim.
Wherever you check, if there is a live or recent water quality alert in place, you should not be swimming.
The other thing is to just use a bit of common sense - if the water looks scummy, smells or it’s been raining heavily, then give it a miss.
All that being said, we still manage to go wild swimming all the time in some absolutely beaut locations, so don’t despair – it is still possible and definitely worth it.
Sadly, you just have to do your research first.
We’ll be sharing some of our fave wild swimming spots soon, so stay tuned for that and please let us know your top spots to take a dip. Get us on social media @Carbon_Jacked on Instagram and TikTok, or drop us an email to email@example.com for any of your personal or business sustainability needs.
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