IF YOU fancy diving into some open water swimming in April there are plenty of places not too far from Salisbury.

Under Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown, outdoor activities such as outdoor swimming, tennis and golf have been allowed since Monday (March 29).

Good Friday (April 2) and Easter Sunday (April 4) are shaping up to be the best days for a dip, with highs of 12C and sunny spells predicted, according to the Met Office.

If you're brave enough to brace colder conditions, the needle is expected to reach 11C on Saturday (April 3) and just 9C on Monday (April 5).

Government guidance is still 'stay local' and to minimise travel. But as long as you're sensible and any of the below are nearby, you should be within the rules to head out for a quick dip.

Here are some nearby places where open water swimmers can make a splash:

1 - Farleigh & District Swimming Club, Stowford Manor Farm, Wingfield

Founded in 1933, it is believed to be the oldest river swimming club in the world, according to the club's website.

It boasts a 100m river, a picnic/sunbathing field, a dilapidated hut, plus a large car park.

The club now has over 2,000 members and can be found just four miles from Trowbridge on the A366.

However, it has a strict no dogs policy.

To find out more, visit https://bit.ly/3cyA7nl.

2 - Ellingham Quay, Ringwood, Hampshire

Swimming enthusiasts will be able to jump back into the water from April 10 when swim sessions are set to restart, according to Ellingham Water Ski & WakeBoard Club's website.

One reviewer wrote on the website: "I’ve swum at Ellingham for a few years now and I haven’t found a clearer lake!

"Great place to swim, suitable for open water beginners and advanced alike.”

Customers must pre-book to swim at the club to comply with coronavirus guidance.

To book a spot, visit https://bit.ly/3rBxgOP.

3 - Vobster Quay, Radstock, Somerset

Located just four miles from Frome, a market town, the quay reopened to members on March 29.

Timed booking slots will start at 8am mid-week and 9am at weekends.

Swimmers must swim in pairs, or at least have one assigned land-based spotter who watches them throughout their swim, according to Vobster Quay Inland Diving & Swimming Centre's website.

The only exception to this is if someone is swimming during a lifeguarded timed slot.

The venue also stresses people should not turn up if they are not a member and have not booked a session.

For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2PIk8Kq.

4 - Tellisford Weir, River Frome, Somerset

If you fancy a challenge, this may be the place for you.

It is a popular spot in the summer for people who want to enjoy a swim with natural surroundings.

There is also a large field for people looking to get a tan.