True Highlands Blog
It’s brilliant to see Game of Thrones back on TV next month. Its over the top narrative of warring monarchs, torture, slaughter and treachery makes for compulsive viewing. If you thought the series a tad excessive then read on. You may be surprised to find that, (dragons aside), Scottish history was a huge influence on the series and tales of medieval clan shenanigans are often way more theatrical than anything fictional portrayed on screen.
There is something truly special about going for a wild swim. Whether it’s to escape the midges, to cool down after a long day hillwalking or to explore some remote or curious locations then the Highlands are blessed with some of the finest locations for a quick dip, an epic swim or a wee paddle. Part of the attraction is not just the act of swimming, it is the places that this can take you and the things you can see. Here is our selection of rivers, waterfalls, lochs, pools and bays that can demonstrate why the highlands is the most exciting swimming destination in the world. Sculptures, castles, wildlife, and mythology, all you have to do is get wet.