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After the festive break many of us feel the need to blow away the cobwebs - but some are prepared to go further than others.
Yesterday morning a group of fearless swimmers braved the chilly waters at Clevedon for the annual New Year's Day dip. Jonty Messer reports.
Dozens of swimmers - many of them dressed as animals - have taken to the freezing waters of the Marine Lake at Clevedon. The New Year dip is something of a tradition in the North Somerset town and this year they were raising money for local wildlife charity Secret World.
Around 30 people, some dressed as animals, went for a New Year's Day dip in marine lake at Clevedon. They were raising money for Secret World charity. Although a sunny day, the temperature of the water was blow 5 degrees.