Swimming is a great way to relax and stay healthy. There are many spots in Yorkshire where you can swim out in open: in rivers, lakes and even the sea. It is great to include wild swimming on your Mindfulness Trail as it has been proven that swimming in cold water makes you healthier and happier! (Watch Dr Mark Harper talk about his experience here) Even if you don't quite feel up to swimming in cold British waters, it's great to look out to sea and watch the waves, listen to the sounds of waterfalls or go for a paddle. Remember to swim at your own risk, you know you're own abilities best and bare in mind other factors such as weather, water levels and tides. Be particularly careful swimming in the sea, make sure you know if it is safe to swim in the area, any currents you need to be aware of and never go on your own, leave a friend on shore to help in an emergency situation.