Image: Dan Bolt

I’m a writer and broadcaster and am the author of three wild swimming books: the latest, Wild Swimming Walks Cornwall was published in March  2021.  My memoir about love, loss and landscape, The Green Hill, is crowdfunding with the publisher Unbound. See more here:

I live on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor in Devon, and spend most of my free time swimming outdoors in rivers, lakes and the sea.  You can read about what I get up to in the water here.

For many years I was a reporter for the BBC,  for both radio and TV, where I covered a multitude of stories, everything from skateboarding ducks through to interviewing the Prime Minister.

I also write  features for national newspapers, mainly the Daily Telegraph but also the Guardian, on issues ranging from health and the family to leisure and sport.

I have written two books with my friend Matt Newbury.  The latest, “Wild Swimming Walks: Dartmoor and South Devon” is published by Wild Things Publishing.   We are currently working on a new book, “Wild Swimming Walks: Cornwall” which will be published in 2021.

Our first was  “Beyond the Beach: the secret wild swims of Torbay”.  Read more about these on the ‘Books’ page.

We recently featured in a film about wild swimming produced by Nick Smith from ITV West Country.  You can watch it here (all 2 minutes of it! )