If you are new to the pasttime, there are a number of Wild Swimming Facebook groups that can offer tips and give you the opportunity to swim with other people if you prefer. On Facebook, you can find lots of information and support if you follow the facebook group Wild Swimming Scotland.
A few tips in the meantime. Please swim somewhere that matches your ability and the experience you have. Scotland has challenging terrain at times, and this includes our waterways.
Get into the water slowly (and make sure you can get out) and if you are somewhere remote, please don’t swim alone. Also, don’t jump in! It may look deep but there is no guarantee it is deep enough.
Wrap up warm when you get out asap. You can always ask us for extra towels when you are hiring one of our vans if you are planning on doing some wild swimming. One of the lovely things about having a van is the ability to pop on a heater and make yourself a warm drink to warm up after a dip.
You can find more suggestions for places to wild swim in Scotland on wildswimming.co.uk
Follow Calum McLean and his wild swimming adventures on Instagram for some beautiful and unusual places to inspire you.