Duration: 1-8 days

Price point: Mid-range

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Wild swimming adventures in the Scottish Highlands & Islands

  • Incredible experiences including swimming around a castle, visiting St Kilda, tidal islands and Britain's most westerly point

  • Range of tours suitable for all levels: from beginners to keen outdoor swimmers

  • Choice of short wild swims, weekend breaks and week long adventures.

  • Highly qualified guides and swim coaches with years of experience

  • Cosy accommodation and delicious food at Glenuig Inn

At a glance

  • Location: Scottish Highlands
    & Islands

  • Group sizes: Up to 10 people

  • Trip type: Bespoke, private holidays and small group trips. 

  • Season: Group trips run in Spring and Autumn but private bookings can be made at any time of year.

  • Grading/difficulty: Should be fit, healthy and swimming regularly. Also happy walking along coastal paths for up to an hour.

  • Getting there: Train or car.

  • Pick-ups: From Fort William train station.

  • Parking: Available

  • Age restrictions: Minimum age 18 for group trips.

Diverse scenery, fantastic food, stunning swims and comfortable accommodation in a fabulous part of Scotland.

A truly memorable, sustainable experience for all: whether you have a passion for open water swimming, or would like to give it a go for the first time.

 

The focus of these trips is not about swimming long distances. It's all about having fun, and building your confidence and skills in open water in breathtakingly beautiful parts of Scotland’s Highlands & Islands. Non-swimming partners/friends are also welcome.

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Sustainability and values

'We tread lightly’ is the philosophy at the heart of everything this wild swimming operator does. Group sizes are small and the footprint minimal. It is a single use plastic free company and they only work with accommodation and suppliers with a similar sustainability philosophy, including Glenuig Inn.

 

They also sell a range of clothing products that are all made with certified organic fabrics and printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory.

"Combine expert swim coaching with the adventure of a lifetime "

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Our story...

Set up by Alice in 2018 as a way to share her passion for adventure and open water swimming. The business has grown over the last couple of years, but it is still just Alice running the show.

Featured Itinerary

West Coast Weekends

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Wild swimming in Scotland

  • An adventurous long weekend exploring the coastline around Glenuig, Moidart and the Ardnamurchan Peninsular

  • Swim at magical secret beaches, paddle across to tidal islands and visit the most westerly point of mainland Britain

  • Suitable for all swimming abilities. Non-swimming partners and friends welcome

  • Stay at Glenuig Inn - the perfect base for a West Coast Adventure

The carbon impact of this trip is

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The above calculation shows the approximate amount of carbon that will be emitted by taking this trip (this does not include meals or getting to the destination). Details of how this figure is calculated can be found on our
Carbon Emissions page. 
  

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Why Natural Britain

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INSPIRE

Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see.  Our experiences take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical side of our islands off the beaten track. 

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Our experiences are run by passionate, professional and safety-conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or are looking for a more relaxing experience, we have options to suit all abilities. 

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We have many years of experience of  developing rewarding travel experiences all over the world. We have sifted through the bland, mass market offerings and discovered unique, special finds that we know will appeal to discerning travellers.