In Dip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into wild waters and untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us in unexpected ways. Following in the wake of great writers such as Richard Jeffries and Edward Thomas, Dip combines meditations on place, history and myth with sharp observation and a poet's eye. It is also a personal journey: swimming through all four seasons, Andrew Fusek Peters surfaces at last from deep depression. Lyrical, honest and incisive, Dip is about the many ways in which immersing ourselves in the elements can restore us to ourselves.
'Dip tells of a total immersion in Nature, a courageous trust in its restorative powers and an authentic experience of the wild.' Paul Evans, Guardian Country Diarist
'Beautiful, lyrical, beguiling and enchanting – a powerful testament to the healing powers of Nature.' Daniel Start, author of Wild Swimming
'A poetic book, the writing is so lyrical, full of metaphor, indeed there are moments when words and water fuse together. Beautiful [and] a thoroughly human story'. Matt Haig, The Independent
'Candid, personal and poetic.' The Scotsman
Andrew has written and provided the photos for the first ever National Trust Guidebook to the Long Mynd. A beautifully produced 32-page paperback covering history, geology, wildlife and landscape. It is now only available online.