A Nostalgic Day at Den Finella

Since the day I learned there was a waterfall called Den Finella I have been determined to visit. Growing up as a “Finella” was quite a unique experience. I was always the only Finella in my class, my school and usually my town. I was never able to walk into a shop and find aContinue reading “A Nostalgic Day at Den Finella”

15 Scottish Wild Swimming Spots for 2022

Whether you’re a seasoned sea swimmer or a delightful dipper who loves a beautiful waterfall, our 15 favourite wild swimming spots of 2021 will have something for you!

Swimming at the Fabled Fingal’s Cave

About six miles west of the Isle of Mull lies the magical island of Staffa. This island is home to the most dramatic and famous cave in Scotland. With its remarkably symmetrical basalt columns, arched roof, and otherworldly appearance, Fingal’s Cave is a unique and enchanting place to visit. To Swim or not to SwimContinue reading “Swimming at the Fabled Fingal’s Cave”

Cold Water Swimming: Benefits, Risks, and Beauty

I remember the first time I stood on the banks of Loch Ness with the intention of going in for a dip. As I looked out across towards the snow-capped mountains in the distance I wondered if I had lost my mind.  The freezing water nipped at my toes as I stood willing myself toContinue reading “Cold Water Swimming: Benefits, Risks, and Beauty”

Loch An Eilein (and Seath Mor’s cursed grave)

There are many hidden gems to be found within the Rothiemurchus estate. A beautiful Loch nestled deep in the forest. An island castle ruin with a buried causeway. The cursed grave of a 14th century warrior. All just a stone’s throw from Aviemore. Read on to learn more