With over four decades of experience, The Guardian listed Angela as one of the UK’s best outdoor adventurers and wild swimming specialists. She can take you on an adventure: maybe it’ll be an introduction to wild swimming, sometimes at night or through the ice, or simply a fun family swim session, or perhaps kayaking and paddle boarding – she finds adventure wherever she goes. She incorporates the health and well-being benefits, acclimatization, and breath control and teaches you to “read” the water. We are well placed for wild water here; Angela knows all the perfect hidden-away spots. They call her the swimming detective, and she has received numerous awards for her environmental work and is often in the media, having recently spoken at Westminster, bringing awareness to the importance of protecting our rivers and their ecosystems. With an intimate understanding and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Wye and Usk, she has been recording the changes to the river’s environment for the last 40 years.
Angela offers open group sessions at Old Lands (see her calendar below), or she can do family or individual sessions suited to your needs. Kayaking and paddle boarding is for 4-year-olds and upwards, while swimming is for children from 3 years old. All the necessary equipment and insurance required is provided. Ever mindful of her environment, Angela’s kayaks are made with recycled plastic bottles. She is a stickler for not cross-contaminating water sources, so she provides wetsuits and equipment.
Swimming is only allowed when accompanied by Angela, we are not insured for swimming without her. Booking well in advance is important to guarantee a session, although Angela lives locally and can often do sessions at last minute. As she is most often in the water, to get a quick response please call, or failing that text her, on
All calendar events are £40 per person, one on one or family bookings are priced individually.
All-night swims and wild swimming sessions are for those over 16 unless booked with their own group or family which costs £40 per adult & £30 per child, minimum of two, maximum of twelve.
All equipment is provided, £5 per wetsuit.
Angela has a qualified team of 3 that help out on the bigger groups that ensure extra safety and smiles.
Hot drinks and cake are provided at all group sessions.
|11th August||Wild Swim First Aid & Water Testing Course||Old Lands Lake|
|30th September||Wild Swim First Aid & Water testing Course||Old Lands Lake|
|21st October||Introduction to Winter Wild Swimming||Old Lands Lake|
|9th November||Night Kayak Under the Stars||Old Lands Lake|
|1st December||Night Kayak Under the Stars||Old Lands Lake|
|8th December||Christmas Cracker Night Swim||Old Lands Lake|
|9th December||Christmas festive Swim||Old Lands Lake|