Best in Dorset

(I’m a bit confused why I have so few entries for this county. I know I normally get drawn to Durdle Door but I’m sure I have more swim spots to add)

 

River Frome at Cutt Mill, Hinton St Mary

Location

  • Approx 1km north-west of the village. Take Marriage Lane (the minor road off the B3092 and park where you can before the turn to the left (parking after this is more tricky). Follow the tarmac track which ends at Cutt Mill.

Grid Ref

  • ST776/165

Features

  • The mill pond has shallow and deep water, along with fresh water nearer the weirs
  • Handy location if you happen to be working at HSM

Hazards

  • A couple of swans were patrolling as was the occasional fisherperson

Date of Last Swim

  • Date of first swim: September 2021
  • Date of last swim: July 2022

River Frome, Moreton

Looks better than it actually is (for a proper swim that is)

Location

  • The river passes to the east of the village of Moreton (c. 3km NW of Wool). There is a good path/track which takes you from the village across some fords/foot bridges over the river but where the water is pretty shallow. If you go upstream or downstream there are a few pools where you can swim.

Grid Ref

  • SZ806/895

Features

  • Easy access, shallow water so good for kids, rope swing and a tea shop in the village…….

Hazards

  • A lot of walking in shallow water to find the deeper pools. Not good for a proper swim.

Date

  • 10th June 2018