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Angela Jones is an outdoor adventurer, wild swim specialist, paddle boarding and kayaking guide with a deep passion for the natural world. She can take you on an adventure: maybe it’ll be taking a dip when the water is iced over, kayaking by the light of the harvest moon, introducing you to what’s below water surface, or off to discover some watery caves in the Brecon Beacons. With a hot chocolate & cheese on toast at the ready for when it gets chilly, she finds adventure wherever she goes. She can teach you how to handle the raw exposure of cold water safely and teach you to “read” the river before you head off to brave the waters beyond. With the Rivers Wye and Usk and mountain lakes nearby, we are well placed for wild water here, and Angela knows all the perfect, hidden away spots for taking a dip.

They call her the swimming detective, as she has an intimate understanding and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Wye,  recording and observing all the changes to the river environment. She plays a significant role in safeguarding the river’s future and highlighting the decline in species and habitat loss.

You can join her for the group sessions listed below or she can do family or individual lessons to suit your individual needs. Kayaking and paddle boarding is for 7 years old and upwards whilst swimming is for 3 years old and upwards in the summer months.

We also have sessions here on our own lake. Booking well in advance is important to guarantee a session although Angela lives locally and can do sessions last minute too.

As she is most often in the water, to get a quick response please call or failing that text her, on 07811 482832 .

Angela can provide all the necessary equipment required, ever mindful of her environment her kayaks are made with recycled plastic bottles and she is a stickler for not cross contaminating water sources, so provides wetsuits and equipment .


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 eight.

All equipment is provided, £5 per wetsuit.

Hot drinks and cake are provided at all group sessions.

Upcoming Events

April 9th Intro to wild swimming Old Lands Lake
April 30th Open Water Swimming & Kayaking Morning  Old Lands Lake
June 1st Swim, technique and stamina evening Old Lands Lake
July 8th  Swim, technique and stamina evening Old Lands Lake
August 12th Swim, technique and stamina evening Old Lands Lake
September 7th  Swim, technique and stamina evening Old Lands Lake