The Outdoor Swimming Society has taken down over concerns about popular bathing spots being overwhelmed

Overcrowding at swimming spots around the country has prompted the Outdoor Swimming Society (OSS) to take down its online crowd-sourced map – at – for the first time since its launch in 2006. Founder Kate Rew made the decision after receiving letters from parish councillors, residents and the Woodland Trust expressing concern that beauty spots were being overtaken by swimmers. Traffic to the user-generated reached 151,000 unique visitors in May, a record for a site that usually averages 42,000 a month.

“I have taken offline today, and we have removed all our top 10s and collections from public view. I want to slow down the transmission of information and I feel this is a positive thing I can do to help local communities,” said Rew.

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Source: Gaurdian

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