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'Swimhiker' takes the plunge

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A growing number of people have started to take up a new sport which combines hiking and swimming.

'Swim-hiking' is a combination of hiking through the countryside and crossing rivers or lakes by swimming with a waterproof backpack.

The BBC's Tim Muffett reports from the land - and water - of the Lake District.

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