The Hurly Burly
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The Hurly Burly is a 10 km estuary swim organized by the Outdoor Swimming Society in September. Set in a North Wales on the edge of Snowdonia, the swim starts on the sandy beach of Barmouth and takes swimmers underneath Barmouth Bridge, a mile and an iconic half wide railway bridge. The first part of the swim is up the wide and sandy estuary with mountains on either side, and then it’s through ‘the narrows’ and into a more sheltered part of the estuary. The swim ends at Penmaenpool with a fire and barbeque. It is one of the World's Top 100 River Swims, organized by the Outdoor Swimming Society.
The swim takes place on a fast, incoming spring tide that works like a bore to assist swimmers.