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Llangorse Big Swim

Eat - Sleep - Swim - Repeat

Large numbers of swimmers gather at Llangorse to swim in a lake that is, for many, mythical and magical. Swimmers range from the novice through to the experienced long distance wild water folks who love full immersion. The event is organized by Nicola Goodwin, members of the Hereford Triathlon Club and assisted by volunteers. The scenery and the day is cracking.

Amid The Inversion

Hot & Cold Air Works Its Magic

HIKE TO THE SWIM

What's an Inversion. It's a play on hot and cold air. For more details click here.

There's an adventure in every event. To tap into the spirit of adventure on this occasion in 2015 I (Mark) hiked through the Black Mountains via Mynyyd Llangorse to get to the swim. It was only a short route from Bwlch at 13 miles but a new one and they are always worth doing. Over tops, gazing through valleys and upon the slopes, exploring hills forts and scrambling through bracken it was a great way to meet with the swimmers and bring good vibes.

The Wild Camp & Morning Cloud Inversion. Most swimmers had no idea that a classic inversion took place before the swim in the lower valley. Looking down below from above from a bivvy or wild camping spot Mark had established the night before it set the tone for the day.The aim is even today is always to celebrate nature and our natural gravitation towards water.

More Details on The 2015 Big Swim Hike & Bivvy

Quick Apraisal

Map - Route

Bwlch to Llangorse Lake Part 1 of 3 - Llangorse Lake Big Swim Hike

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