What is it that is so attractive and envigorating about swimming outdoors? Beyond the fabulous pictures and a new way of exploring the outdoors there are health benefits too.
Wild swimming is enjoying a surge in popularity in Scotland as people seek out new experiences and the basic, invigorating joy of nature during these periods of global change. Over lockdown the number of wild swimmers seen in the loch in front of the hotel had increased significantly so we were delighted when we were asked to hold an event here.
In April this year Swim Adventure Scotland visited Knockderry to enjoy a day of wild swimming and yoga. It was a beautiful morning as the the hardy souls assembled to change and make their way out onto the lawn for some relaxing yoga in perfect peaceful surroundings.
Swim Adventure Scotland had organised the event to promote their combined passions for wild swimming and luxurious country house hotels. They designed a luxury ‘wild’ experience for those with a love of cold water swimming and the natural environment for guests to experience wild swimming in a safe environment with recognised qualified coaches, changing areas, good Scottish food, warming fires & friendly Scottish hospitality.
Knockderry House is only an hour from Glasgow but feels a million miles away with its shelterned cove on Loch Long and breath-taking views of the Argyllshire Hills and the Clyde esturary.
Here's a guide to getting started in wild swimming - and becoming the outdoor swimmer you've always wanted to be.