The 10 wild Yorkshire swimming spots you have to try this summer

With the weather heating up for summer, there's no need to head abroad for a refreshing dip.

The best spots for wild swimming in Yorkshire
The best spots for wild swimming in Yorkshire

We've rounded up some of the best wild swimming spots you can find across Yorkshire to keep you cool during the warmer months.

Please remember to exercise usual precautions when entering bodies of water and make sure you have permission to do so.

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Gormire is a natural lake in the Sutton Bank area. Because there are no streams feeding into it, there is very little current and the waters are fairly warm. Do be aware, however, that leeches have been reported in the lake.
If you head down the hillside from the centre of Stainforth village you'll end up at a small series of waterfalls leading to a lovely pool perfect for a dip on a summer's day.
Just below Bolton Abbey runs a gorgeous river by a bridge and some stepping stones. Just upstream of here is a deep wide pool ideal for swimming when the weather heats up.
The Thomason Foss fall at Eller Beck can be approached from the Beck Hole pub a mile down the road. Its a short walk from there up to the rocky pool in a sunlit glade.
Kisdon Force is a series of waterfalls on the River Swale. The location is beautiful, but the falls here can be a little vicious so take care if taking the plunge.
The walk from Grassington downstream follows an avenue of trees before arriving at Loup Scar, a limestone gorge which you may see locals jumping into on sunny days.
Take the woodland trail to the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall and dip in the nearby May Beck. The waters are shallow, so this one is more of a paddle.
A couple of miles from Stainforth village lies Catrigg Force, the perfect spot for cooling off after a long walk in the moors.
For more experienced thrill-seekers, uphill of the village of Grassington is Ghaistrills Strid. Here a series of cascades and rapids make the perfect place to splash away the day swimming or water tubing.
Janet's Foss is a small waterfall nearby Malham, with a deep pool below that will tempt you in on a scorching summer afternoon.