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A team from Cornwall Wildlife Trust took on the Round the Mount annual swim organised by the RNLI, a 1.5mile swim around St Michael’s Mount, and have successfully raised over £3,000 for the trust.
The team consisting of managers, marine conservationists, reserve staff and ecologists trained hard and completed the challenge with one of the team getting a top ten finish. The team thanked their supporters for donating, and the money raised will go to help the Trust as well as the RNLI.
Team leader Abby Crosby said: “Fitting in training for this event was hard for everyone, due to summer workloads and family commitments. There were many times when people felt they were not capable of seeing it through, as everyone knew this course was one of the tougher of the Cornish wild swim challenges.”
Wild swimming is becoming very popular across Cornwall, with loads of stunning spots found near our cottages in Cornwall, close to Falmouth. Whether it’s a lake, river, tidal pool, harbour or the sea, wild swimming is fun for the whole family, and a great way to try a new adventure on your holiday.
One of the best places is Mousehole, the west Cornish fishing village that has views of St Michael’s Mount itself in the distance. Daniel Stuart, author of the book Wild Swimming found that about 6% of the British population swim in the sea regularly and have found it to be a therapeutic exercise.
When wild swimming in the autumn months be sure to bring a wetsuit, and make note of the tides if you are swimming in the sea. You could also challenge yourself like the Cornwall Wildlife Trust team too!
Photo by: David Hawgood