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”

Culnaskiach Falls (A hidden waterfall near Inverness)

If you’re anything like us, you’ll love the idea of discovering secret waterfalls and hidden plunge pools. Culnaskiach Falls are one of these exciting and impressive finds. The water flows down a cliff and into a narrow gorge which joins Bruiach Burn. This waterfall is surprisingly unknown considering it is so close to Inverness andContinue reading “Culnaskiach Falls (A hidden waterfall near Inverness)”

Torwood Castle and its Mysterious Blue Pool

There is so much to like about this walk from Torwood Castle, through Torwood Forest, and up to Tappoch Broch. An impressive castle ruin, a mysterious bright blue pool and an Iron Age broch make this Falkirk walk one you don’t want to miss.