Have you ever fancied going for a dip somewhere slightly more adventurous than the William Penn Leisure Centre? Apparently, you’re not the only one.
Secret London, an online guide to things to do in London, listed the River Colne in Rickmansworth as one of the most picturesque wild swimming spots near London.
On the list of 10, River Colne came third in the guide for people living in central London, so don’t be surprised if you see some Ricky tourists dripping around the town.
Secret London placed the River Colne high despite it being the last listed wild swimming spot Londoners can reach on the tube – apparently, it’s worth the trek.
The article reads: “A series of flooded gravel pits (originally dug out to provide stone for the roads and buildings of London) are eye-catching spots, but you’re not technically allowed to swim in them – the neighbouring River Colne is the spot of choice. Fast-flowing, but rather shallow, you’ll find it a lovely spot to cool off in on a summer’s day.”
Perhaps Ricky residents will take advantage of the river themselves this summer.