Duration: 1-8 days

Price point: Mid-range

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

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Fort William. Check in to Glenuig Inn


Pick-up from Fort William Train Station. Transfer to Glenuig Inn (journey time approximately 1 hour). Introductions and safety briefing. Acclimatisation swim at the beautiful Samalaman Beach.




Day 2. Ardtoe Beach


Start the day with a coastal walk (approximately 1 hour each way) to two beautiful sandy, remote beaches just south of the isolated crofting village of Smirisary. In the afternoon drive to Ardtoe. Ardtoe Beach is a lovely sandy beach with rocky islands on the north-east edge of the Ardnamurchan peninsula on the northern side of Kentra Bay. There is also a fabulous jetty to swim from if the group want an extra dip on the way home!




Day 3: Castle Tiroam & Ardnamurchan point


Visit Castle Tiroam, the ancient fortress of the MacDonalds, located on a tidal island. Castle Tioram was built in the mid 13th century and extended in the 14th century as a testament to the independent rule of Rough Bounds by the Clanranalds, Lords of the Isles. Depending on the height of the tide you may need to paddle across to the island. Swim from a small beach on the far side of the island, under the shadow of the imposing castle. Then take a road trip to Sanna Bay, one of the finest beaches on the West Coast of Scotland with white sandy bays, expansive dunes, turquoise seas and amazing views. A great place for a swim and picnic! Finally, visit the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan point.




Day 4: Check out


Final pre-breakfast dip then transfer to Fort William late morning. Trip finishes with a drop off at Fort William Train Station.





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