The clocks have gone back and crisp, clear autumnal days are upon us. But, as the water temperature drops, you might need a little more convincing to get outside and take the plunge. We think these seven Instagram feeds will be just the inspiration you need.
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A new perspective on Brockwell Lido, with the deep blue hues of the lido’s water alongside finding beauty in the finest of details we often overlook whilst at a pool, @icicledavid’s feed is a calming and rather beautiful insight into Brockwell Lido that you’ll not have seen before.Follow David on Instagram »
Based in and around the Hurly Burly’s hometown, the newly formed @wildwelshswimmer’s feed documents the wild coastal conditions in mid Wales, showcasing just how spectacular wintry conditions can be in the UK.Follow Laura on Instagram »
Full of autumnal colour, Gill’s Instagram feed documents the changing seasons on Skye and throughout Scotland. Rusty-coloured leaves, red early morning skies and auroras are scattered across her page, alongside the underwater world in which she regularly swims.
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A firm favourite of our Instagram curator, @junklight’s feed showcases nature and its changing seasons in all its glory. From cloud formations to sunset and sunrises, as well as bubbling water and sandy beaches, each of Mark’s images makes you long for the sea and all the spectacular sights that go with it.Follow Mark on Instagram »
If you need some inspiration to get out there and explore then @mudchalkandgears is the feed to follow. With swimming photos nestled between photos of mountain biking, climbing, fell running and general outdoor loveliness, you’ll be eager to get outside and have your next adventure.Follow Hetty on Instagram »
@wildswimmingphotography is a project exploring the beauty of wild, cold water swimming in Scotland to benefit mind, body and soul, and the feed provides just that – with profiles of swimmers and their love for cold water swimming alongside beautifully shot photos of the swimmers. A life affirming feed to follow that shows the importance of cold water swimming in so many people’s lives.Follow the Wild Swimming Photography project on Instagram »
Does it get more autumnal than this? Sarah showcases the best of the British seasons with a heavy dose of swimming thrown in. For stunning shots of Snowdonia’s lakes, mountains and moody skies, and some travelling in there too, look no further than this wonderful outdoor-focused feed.Follow Sarah on Instagram »