Wild swimming is growing in popularity each year. The release of endorphins, coupled with the raw connection to nature makes for an experience unlike any other. With the right preparation, wild swimming is a truly exhilarating activity.

From the gushing waterfalls to hidden plunge pools, the South of Scotland offers a variety of open water swimming spots to suit every experience level. To ensure your safety and enjoyment, we’ve put together some simple guidance which has been gathered from various councils across the South of Scotland.