Category: Wild swimming

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Sgor Mor – A Chilly Cairngorm Corbett

August should be a time for relaxing summer walking.  It brings warm, dry weather and gives way to high summit camps and long, lazy evenings. I kept reminding myself of this as I drove north through the torrential rain, bouncing off the tarmac, and my wipers on double-speed.  But unfortunately, this summer – in Scotland at least – has been a very disappointing, wet … Read More Sgor Mor – A Chilly Cairngorm Corbett

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50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

  Remember that BBC TV programme from your youth, Why don’t you ?  Or to give it its full name, Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead ?  As the summer holidays are almost upon us, the perennial challenge is to find enough activities to keep kids occupied over seven whole weeks (or … Read More 50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

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Wild swimming in Skye’s Fairy Pools

In the shadow of Skye’s Black Cuillin lie a spectacular series of pools and waterfalls with crystal clear waters. This is a perfect wild swimming spot, just a 15 minute walk from the winding road in Glen Brittle. The stream, the Allt Coir a’Mhadaidh, cascades down the hillside, with the dark and brooding mountains towering overhead. Just as the first series of pools level … Read More Wild swimming in Skye’s Fairy Pools