Walk 6-2: Wild Swimming: Loch Trool

Back by popular demand, we are once again delighted to be working with “Swim the Lochs” to provide an excellent outdoor experience starting with a picturesque walk around Loch Trool in the heart of the Galloway Forest and then a wild swim in Loch Trool


This circular walk will go clockwise around the loch visiting Bruce’s Stone and enjoying the fantastic views across the foothills of the Merrick to the North, and Lamachan to the South. We will enjoy a tranquil walk around the loch having early lunch half way.

On our return to Caldons car park we will swap our hiking boots for swim gear and take a refreshing wild swim in the fresh waters of Loch Trool.

We anticipate swimming for 30 minutes to 1 hour, the swim will be heads up breast stroke ensuring everyone has the opportunity to view the beautiful landscape from the loch.

Participants must be able to swim (and some experience of open water swimming would be advantageous but not essential).

What You Need:

- Swimsuit, swim shoes or old trainers (wear a wetsuit if you prefer, however, it is not a requirement (there are so many fantastic benefits of exposing your body to cold water!)
- Tow float if you have one (not essential as there will be safety cover during the swim)
- Please bring plenty of warm clothes for afterwards, including a dry hat & gloves, even on a warmer day.
- Flask with hot drink & snack for afterwards.

The swim will be guided by Sarah Redman, of Swim the Lochs, and for specific information regarding the swim please contact her on 07990 040221 

Starting Location

End Location

Register from 09:30
Depart at 10:00
Travel time 30 minutes
Start from NX 396 791
End at NX 396 791
Return travel time 30 minutes
Return by 15:30
Price (Adult) £15.00
Price (Accompanied Child) £15.00
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Walk 6-2: Wild Swimming: Loch Trool