'The plunge pools and waterfalls that dot the countryside around the Yorkshire Dales village of Grassington make an idyllic location for a spot of wild swimming,' suggests Joanna. 'In the meadows south of Grassington, families mess about in rubber dinghies, skip over stepping-stones and throw themselves down water chutes. Nearby, Ghaistrill's Strid offers exhilarating rapids, while Loup Scar tempts the more intrepid with a high jump and plunge pool.'
Details Grassington is around eight miles north of Skipton in North Yorkshire. For more general information on the area see www.yorkshiredales.org.uk.