Spring Weekend: 3rd - 6th April 2020 FULLY BOOKED
Autumn Weekend: Provisional date - 23rd - 26th October 2020 - Please contact us to register your interest.
Join SwimWild for an adventurous long weekend exploring the coastline around Glenuig, Moidart and the Ardnamurchan Peninsular. White sands, turquoise waters, history, wildlife and adventure - this part of Scotland has it all. Over the weekend we will swim at magical secret beaches, paddle across to tidal islands and visit the most westerly point of mainland Britain! Expect incredible scenery, delicious food, stunning swims and comfortable accommodation in a fabulous location!
Our base for the weekend will be the cosy Glenuig Inn. The coastal village of Glenuig still has a remote feel and was only connected to the main route between Fort William and Mallaig in 1966 when the road was built (previously it was a horse track). The village was only connected to the power grid in 1983! A short walk from the village is Samalaman Beach and Samalaman Island, a perfect place to swim, with spectacular views across to the Small Isles.
Glenuig Inn was renovated with sustainability at its heart, with its owners considering the environmental impact of everything that they do. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable shared rooms, with between 3-6 beds per room. All rooms are en-suite and private to SwimWild group members only. The food is always delicious, and all ingredients are as local, natural and organic as possible.
Please note that this is a very rough guide and that we will adapt the weekend carefully to suit the group, tides and weather conditions.
Is this adventure weekend for me?
These weekends are suitable for both beginners and more advanced swimmers. The focus of these weekends is to explore the stunning coastline, paddle to tidal islands and discover beautiful beaches, rather than swimming long distances. Water temperatures should be between 8-12 degrees in April and 12-15 degrees in October. Swims will vary from short dips and paddles to swims of up to 1km (depending on conditions/temperature) and there will be multiple short dips/swims per day. You should also be happy walking along coastal paths for up to an hour, some of which are rough and boggy in places.
I swim, but my friend/partner doesn't. Can they come?
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