There are so many ways to enjoy the water in National Parks. Stunning lakes, spectacular waterfalls, beautiful coastlines and secret river pools all shout: “Come on in, the water’s lovely.”
It’s also dangerous.
Whether you’re swimming, boating or stand up paddleboarding it is vital to know how to minimise the risk and stay safe. The RNLI safety guide by activity is your first port of call.
The water in the UK is always cool, even on the warmest days. Cold water shock is one of the biggest hazards and can seriously affect your breathing and movement. To learn more about cold water shock and wild swimming safety visit the Yorkshire Dales website.