Fri 15th July / Wild Swimming Walks - Talk & Wild Swim

Fri 15th July / Wild Swimming Walks - Talk & Wild Swim

Wild Swimming Walks with Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury

Conversation and swim* in the River Exe

Sophie Pierce and Matt Newbury share their passion for exploring the coast and countryside of Devon and beyond, both on foot and in the water. Their latest book, Wild Swimming Walks: Dorset and East Devon, contains 28 walks with swims in the countryside and coast east of Exeter, including Topsham, Ottery St Mary, Ladram Bay, Beer, and Salcombe Regis. They’ll chat about how they came to write the books, and the many escapades – not to mention mishaps – they had along the way, and invite you to join them to share stories and tips.. Sophie and Matt are firm believers in taking a dip wherever water presents itself, and after the event, they invite you to join them for a swim in the river at Exe Bridges, just a short walk from Bookbag.

Bookbag sells a range of local guides and walks books, as well as the Wild Swimming Walks series. This event is free, and to keep our events free book browsing and buying are encouraged!

Please note that if swimming each participant takes part at their own risk, and is strongly advised to wear a brightly coloured swim cap and/or use a tow float for visibility.

Entry FREE - register here

6pm Doors
7pm River Swim