Our pick of the best Waterfalls and plunge pools that the U.K has to offer.
On a hot summer's day what could be more refreshing than slipping into the clear waters of a lake, or plunging into a beautiful waterfall?
Faerie Pools- Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye
At the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle are the Faerie Pools, crystal clear blue pools on the River Brittle.
These magical pools lure visitors from all over the world, as they make for some great wild swimming, for those brave enough to enter the cold water. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools make some beautiful photos.
Rhaedr Mawddach- Dolgellau, Gwynedd
This is a large deep plunge pool at this quiet waterfall, set amongst the ruins of a former goldmine.
The second fall of Pistyll Cain converges with this plunge pool also.
The magnificent waterfall of Pistyll in the Coed y Brenin Forest -which translates as the Forest of the Kings is situated in the beautiful wooded valley of the Afon Cain. The Afon Cain falls over a sheer cliff into a terraced series of rocks.
View this spectacular waterfall from the iron bridge that lies several yards directly in front of the waterfall.
Rob Roys Bathtub- Inverarnan, Stirling
A mammoth plunge pot under an astonishing waterfall, is a perfect round natural pool 30 metres across.
The falls of Falloch are spectacular and the great lido they have carved provides a large area in which to swim and dive. It's a natural sun trap in summer, the water here is cool at best, at all times.
Golitha Falls- Liskeard, Cornwall
Golitha Falls are a series of spectacular cascades through a steep-sided valley gorge on the upper reaches of the River Fowey. The stream runs through the ancient oak woodland.
There are shallows for paddling or for the adventurous few, there is a secret plunge pool approximately 200m down a steep track.
St Nectans Kieve- Tintagel, Cornwall
St Nectans Kieve (Glen) is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Walk to the Waterfall through an ancient woodland with ivy clad trees along the banks of the River Trevillet. The area has been appointed a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to many rare specimens of plants.
There is a tall waterfall that drops into a small plunge pool approximately 5 metres across.
Web Cottages 5 Ways to be Wild and Safe!
1. Always check how you will get out before you get in.
2.Never swim alone.
3.Never jump into water you have not thoroughly checked for depth and obstructions.
4.Keep cuts and wounds covered.
5.Take spare warm clothes and towels to warm up.