True Highlands Blog
2020 is Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. Something that we’re not short of in Scotland – and we don’t just mean the rain! With endless sea lochs, firths and islands, Scotland’s coastline is a whopping 10,250 miles (16,500 km) including its 790 islands, and 31,460 freshwater lochs and lochans are scattered throughout the country.
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.