Swimming and Sunshine - a successful SwimWild Highland Gathering weekend!

From the 20th – 23rd September 2019 SwimWild hosted 85 swimmers for a fun weekend of wild swimming in the Cairngorms National Park. With tickets sold out months before the event, this was by far the biggest Highland Gathering so far!

Swimmers enjoyed wall to wall sunshine over the weekend, a sauna, hot tub and BBQs down by the river, group loch swims and guided swim/walks, a gin & pizza party with live music at Inshriach Distillery, film screenings, a talk from the inspirational Lindsey Cole and, of course, LOTS of cake!

This year, due to the good weather we were able to swim in a number of locations, including  -

  • River Spey
  • Loch Morlich
  • Loch A’an
  • Lochan na Bienne
  • Feshiebridge
  • Loch Insh
  • Uath Lochans
  • Upper Feshie

I would like to say a massive thank you to Inshriach Estate, Loch Morlich Watersports and Loch Insh Outdoor Centre for their hospitality, as well as huge thanks to all the dedicated SwimWild volunteers who lead swim/walks, looked after the swimmers, and kept everyone fed and watered over the weekend! 

Keep an eye on the SwimWild Highland Gathering page for more info on next year’s event.

Happy Swimming! 

Alice 

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