The Mindful Art of Wild Swimming explores how swimming in rivers, lakes, and seas is the very epitome of conscious living. Zen-seeker Tessa Wardley reconnects the physical and spiritual cycles of life to the changing seasons and flow of wild waters worldwide and leads the reader on to a mindful journey through the natural world. With expert insight and personal anecdote, she shares a sparkling clarity on why our relationship with open water is so fundamental to pure wellbeing, and reveals how wild swimming can be the ultimate Zen meditation.
The fully revisied second edition of Wild Swimming Coast now includes even more for walkers, swimmers and explorers: Full national coverage of Britain's most beautiful beaches Lagoons, sea caves and amazing places to snorkel. New 1:10,000 Ordnance Survey mapping Best beach cafes, local food, pubs and campsites Where to sea kayak, coasteer and swim with dolphins Best activities with children and families This revised and expanded edition of the best-selling coastal classic features the same winning formula of stunning photography, engaging travel writing and practical guidance. It is set to continue as the definitive guide to Britain's secret beaches and hidden coastline.
Release on 2018-04-19 | by Jack Hudson,Calum Hudson,Robbie Hudson
Dive into the natural world and discover your inner adventurer
Author: Jack Hudson,Calum Hudson,Robbie Hudson
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Sports & Recreation
Live a more creative, content and fulfilled life by reconnecting with nature. Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, from tackling the 145km River Eden to setting the world record for swimming in the Arctic. They take us through their preparation for these expeditions, including sourcing wild spots in the heart of sprawling cities in which to train. They document the challenges they encounter and the successes often achieved in the most unexpected ways. And with everything they've learned, they give tips for those wanting to take on their own aquatic foray, whether a beginner or a seasoned swimmer. This book will show people of all ages how they too can take part in open water swimming and reconnect with the natural world around them. Their experience will embolden readers to escape their status quo and build confidence and contentment by challenging themselves to try something new and reconsider their relationship with nature and the wild. At its core, this book will provide advice, reassurance and inspiration for anyone in search of something more joyful, peaceful and, ultimately, meaningful.
28 River, Lake and Seaside Days Out by Train from London
Author: Margaret Dickinson
Pubpsher: Wild Things Publishing
The famous swimming Ladies of Hampstead ponds bring us their favourite walks with a dip in London and south east England, all accessible by train. Featuring secret lakes, river meadows and sandy seaside beaches, this is the perfect way to escape the city and leave the car at home this summer.
This is a perfect Present for any Wild Swimmer or Outdoor Swimmer you know, maybe like yourself! Or for someone that you think would love a wee introduction into this wonderful world of laughter, magic moments, splashes, hot drinks and well-earned cake! Swims that make you smile, that's what this logbook will be delighted to record for you. No distances timed to the half-second or workout drills. This isn't that kind of book. Please look elsewhere if that is what you are after!In these pages you will find a space to record some of the beautiful experiences you have with your fellow swimmers. It definitely offers you a wee bit of silly fun as it gives you space to record your favourite bit of the swim, who was with you and what kind of hot drink and cake you had afterwards. There is also space for more basic facts and fun reminders of your basic safety equipment. From The Back Cover - "This is my Wild Swimming Logbook. In these pages are memories of special moments with my wonderful Outdoor Swimming tribe and reminders of my favourite parts of those adventures. These swims and 'dips' make me feel amazing and remind me of just how incredible our natural world is. No matter how cold the water is, those minutes while immersed are some of the best and most mindful in my day. Although the chatter over hot drinks afterwards can come a close second!" Paperback A5 - Perfect size for popping in a swim bag! Contains: 1 x Cheery Glossy Cover, a short introduction, Demo pages, double-spread pages to creatively record 42 swims, and a sense of fun!
Release on 2018-08-06 | by Liz Roberts,Katherine Phillips
Multidisciplinary understandings of human-water relationships
Author: Liz Roberts,Katherine Phillips
Category: Social Science
At a time of great turmoil and crisis, environmentally, socially and politically, water has emerged as a topic of huge global concern. Moreover, many argue that what is needed in order to change our relationship with the environment is a cultural paradigm shift. To this end, this volume brings together diverse approaches to exploring human relationships with the watery world and the other living things that rely upon it. Through exploring multiple creative ways of engaging with water and people, the volume adds to the current zeitgeist of writing about water by expanding the discussion about this vital substance and how, as humans, we relate to it. Chapters focus on creative explorations and explorations of creativity in relation to developing these understandings, including concepts such as hydrocitizenship and responses to drought and flooding. Drawing on the in-depth research and experience of arts practitioners including participatory artists, as well as academics from a variety of fields including geography, anthropology, health studies and environmental humanities, the book provides a rich and multidisciplinary perspective on water and creative ways of engaging and understanding human–water relationships. It represents a valuable source and inspiration for academics, arts practitioners and those involved in environmental policy and governance.
Hook struggling readers with high-interest, low-readability nonfiction stories using Wild Animals in grades 4 and up. This 64-page book focuses on reading skills, such as determining the author’s purpose, defining vocabulary, making predictions, and identifying details, synonyms, antonyms, and figures of speech. It includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions; short-answer writing practice; and comprehension questions in standardized test format. Students stay interested, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun!
1,000 inspirational ideas of what to do in London, all costing less than £10 - and a great number of them absolutely free. This is a guide for Londoners as well as tourists; a delightful armchair read as well as an indispensable handbook. Includes well-known Londoners' top ten inexpensive things to do, cheap nights out, budget shopping and dining, quirky walks, low-cost cultural experiences and tickets for free. From once-in-a-lifetime experiences to everyday pleasures. Packed with photos and specially commissioned illustrations, 1000 things... offers new ways to navigate the city. Fall for London all over again, without breaking the bank!
Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space. Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two. Along the way Hattie talks to families, organisations and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature with extreme or inspiring results, and she introduces scientists, psychologists and other experts who explain why, as modern families, we should revive our waning relationships with nature, whatever age or stage we're at.
"...a fascinating book ...very readable, informative and entertaining... excellent illustrations." Leicester Mercury. "...the whole story makes for a fascinating social history." Bristol Evening Post. "Superb" Daniel Start (Wild Swimming). This captivating book puts flesh on the bones of British history, exposing for the first time the dramatic impact that swimmers have had on culture and morals. It explores the reason for a change in attitudes that has shaped the lives of every man woman and child in Great Britain and to varying degrees the world. British swimmers once filled the lakes and waterways of England. How did these sportsmen, the pride of the nation, find themselves chased out of the water, rounded up and confined to indoor swimming pools? Discover how pride turned to prejudice as swimmers sparked the development of the unique British culture of prudery. This book fills the conspicuous gap in understanding, that envelops this controversial and thought provoking subject. www.hungouttodry.co.uk