In the middle of London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland and wildlife, plus three swimming ponds, which have been used since the time of Keats and Constable. Capturing all the beauty of the English seasons, Patrick McLennan and Samuel Smith filmed the swimmers over 12 months as they laughed, complained, shivered, ruminated, philosophised and simply sought respite from all that life threw at them. The Ponds is a heart-warming celebration of friendship, eccentricity and sheer bloody-mindedness as these unusual people, united by a shared passion, meet to take on whatever the weather and life chooses to do that day. A film for outdoor swimmers, runners, cyclists, climbers, kayakers and anyone who simply loves to be out there in the elements doing their 'thing'. We have made arrangements for 50p of every ticket sold to go to Keswick Mountain Rescue.
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