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Angela Jones is an outdoor adventurer, wild swim specialist 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. From October we shall be starting sessions here on our own lake. Booking well in advance is important to guarantee a session. 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

Oct 15th, 7- 8.30 pm Night Swim & hot drink & cake Usk
Oct 19thNight Kayak under the starsBrecon canal
Oct 22ndBrecon Safari and Wild Swim Day and lunchBrecon
Oct 30th, 10-12pmIntro to cold water swimmingOld Lands Lake
Nov 5th, 6-7.30pmA bonfire & dip & CakeOld Lands Lake
Nov 20th, 10-11.30amIntro to ice water swimmingTBC
Nov 25thNight Kayak under the stars Brecon Canal
Nov 27th, 10-12pmIntroduction to Ice SwimmingOld Lands Lake
Dec 3,4 & 5thChristmas Swim weekendUsk
Dec 10th, Night Swim and hot drink and cakeOld Lands Lake
Dec 11th, 10am-12Cold water swim workshopOld Lands Lake
Dec 12th, 12pmCharity SwimUsk
Jan 8th, 10-11.30amIntro to ice water swimmingOld Lands Lake
Jan 14th, 6pm-7.30Intro to night swimmingOld Lands Lake
Jan 29th, 10- 11.30amIntro to ice water swimmingOld Lands Lake
Feb 14th, 10 -11.30amWild swim & love natureOld Lands Lake
Feb 25th, 6pmIntro to night swimmingOld Lands Lake