Walk 3-4: Walk and Wild Swim Loch Trool

This walk and wild swim is a first for WalkFest. We are delighted to be working with Sarah Redman of “Swim the lochs” to provide the opportunity to experience picturesque Loch Trool from all angles.


We start with a good 6 mile walk around Loch Trool, deep in the heart of Galloway Forest Park. We’ll visit Bruce’s stone and enjoy the fantastic view across the foot hills of the Merrick to the north and Lamachan to the south. We’ll stop for lunch half way round the loch.

On our return to Caldons, we will swap our hiking boots for swim gear and take on a refreshing wild swim in the fresh water Loch Trool. We anticipate swimming for 45 minutes to 1 hour, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to view the beautiful landscape from the middle of the loch.

Participants must be confident swimmers and have some experience of open water swimming. Wet suits are optional, but it is recommended to wear neoprene boots or shoes. A woolly hat to swim or swim cap/goggles, neoprene gloves should be considered. For safety purposes all swimmers should have a tow float. Following the swim we would advise having a hot drink, warm clothes and a woolly hat to keep you warm.

The swim will be guided by Sarah Redman, Swim the Lochs. For specific information regarding the swim please contact Sarah on 07990 040221


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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 3-4: Walk and Wild Swim Loch Trool