Devon dip: wild swimming on the river Dart

The Outdoor Swimming Society’s Kari Furre kicks off a series of guided swims with experts, taking Jenny Landreth to one of her favourite spots near Totnes

“The joy of being down here,” Kari Furre said from her home in South Hams, Devon, “is that there’s so much choice. So what do you fancy?”

Kari was taking me out for this article: the first in a summer series of guided swims with expert swimmers. As director of the Outdoor Swimming Society (as well as an artist) she is certainly an expert, one of those names I’ve heard over time. We have friends in common, it’s our community – a game of Happy Swimming Families. “You know Carl?” “Yes, I know Carl. Do you know Tanya?” And so forth.

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