Another year of wild swimming in Scotland with highlights including my outdoor swim coaching qualification and the sheer variety of people I’ve shared swims with
Gullane beach is one of my favourite wild swimming locations, but horizontal rain and an icy north-easterly wind made this November swim an extremely challenging encounter … until I got in and started playing in the waves.
On a wee trip to Henley on Thames (home of the Henley Royal Regatta, Henley Swim Festival and Thames Marathon) I joined a couple of members of the Henley Open Water Swim Club for an enticing explore of their glorious river.
Crystal clear water and vivid, tropical colours above and below the surface, Here’s my wee guide to all the various places you can wild swim on the Isle of Iona.
A stunning week’s holiday with family at Achnacloich House in Argyll meant hello to a few swimming opportunities, and a very special farewell.
New Year Resolutions for my wild swimming. More of it being the main one, in places such as Harris, Loch Lomond, East Lothian and Iona.
Radio interview at Wardie Bay by BBC Radio Scotland ahead of the annual New Year’s Loony Dook.
Wardie Bay, Edinburgh After a couple of years of living in Edinburgh, I’ve finally got my head in gear and swum at my local venue,
It was the coldest swim this season, by a whole degree or so. Not as cripplingly cold as Durness in Easter, nor icy Portobello in
So the past couple of posts have been about swimming and not-swimming in fresh water, but since we moved to Edinburgh in 2016 the bulk