Diggers World is the official home of the archaeologist formerly known as Digger, Mike, Lukie, Port, Rasbutin, River, Popeye, Glenn, five times a night, Dad, Guru, Swimpy, Mum, Marje, Sandy, Durdle etc…


Whats it all about then?

Diggers World is a collection of images of Digger (he goes by another name to some of you) and friends as they undertake the tortures of life in the 21st Century.


Recent Blog Posts

Here is a list of my most recent blog posts.

  • New Swims added - Aug 6th, 2022
    A few more new swim locations (2022) added (Isle of Mull and Peak District), to go with the new ones for the Isle of Arran and any others I’ve been to this year. http://www.diggersworld.net/wild-swimming/new-wild-swims/
  • Photos finally uploaded from Swim the Door 22 - Jul 11th, 2022
    Now I’m back from my travels I’ve updated the Swim the Door 22 page. http://www.diggersworld.net/swim-the-door/swim-the-door-2022/
  • Only a few days till Swim the Door 22 - Jun 7th, 2022
    With only a few days to go, speculation is feverish as to who the “returning veteran could be”… http://www.diggersworld.net/swim-the-door/swim-the-door-2022/  
  • New Weekends Away added - Jun 4th, 2022
    Weekends away in Dorset and Peaks added http://www.diggersworld.net/weekend-breaks/2022-2/
  • Photos from first (annual) Easter Scottish Holiday in 3 years ADDED - May 8th, 2022
    Photos and “details” from the Easter Scottish Holiday on Isle of Arran.   http://www.diggersworld.net/holidays/annual-scottish-easter-holidays/scotland-2022-easter-isle-of-arran/


The main topics are:

Wild Swimming:

Want to know more about “Wild Swimming” (that’s rivers AND lakes, not naked swimming)?

Now’s your chance.

Individual areas/pages for:


Swim the Door:

Durdle Door is a sea arch near Lulworth, Dorset. Its one of those iconic landscape features and, even better, you can swim through it. The latter is known as Swim the Door (or its well known acronym STD). Some people do this once a year at a gathering in June. Some people do it more than once a year! Some people go abroad to do it although that’s technically STDA!!





Auto-timer top tips, Auto-timer awards (year by year) and of course “Everything you wanted to ask about self-photography (apparently known as selfies to some), but were afraid to ask”



The Important Things in Life:

A misc collection of things that are well, important to me and maybe even some others?Womble drinking (IMG_00681) A

Dance “tips”, Glenn Miller, Festivals, Mark “the priest”, Wombles etc




Annual (subject to Covid) Scottish (Easter) holidays (2022, 2019,  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010).

Plus one-off holidays to Argentina (2015), Chile (2015), Canaries (2012), Croatia (2017, 2018, 2016 & 2015), France (2018, 2016 & 2015), Spain (2013 & 2017), Hadrians Wall (2014),  Isle of Scilly (2012),  Lebanon (2009) and Syria (well timed visit in 2009 ahead of the civil war).  And the all important A-Z of all countries visited somehow by a coward of air transport.


Weekend Breaks:

2022, 2021 (ha, well six), 2020 (ha, well four!), 2019, 2018, 2017,2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 & 2009



Note 1We wish to stress that there is no sponsorship of this page, however, if anybody wants to send Streaky Strips, Twiglets, Wombles (especially the one that is battery powered and nods his head while singing the “Remember You’re A Womble”), or any Glenn Miller merchandise, thats up to them.

Note 2You will not see any flash graphics, or nudity (thank God), or even too much wit on this web site. If you have come to this site expecting these things PLEASE LEAVE NOW – it’s merely a collection of photos.