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Posts Tagged: "scotland"

SwimTrek’s best combined trips

Our guests love the experience on our SwimTrek trips and we’re often asked about which trips can be combined. Whether you’re looking to spend more time in Greece, Turkey or even the UK, lots of our trips can be booked for back to back weeks so that you can extend your time with SwimTrek. We’ve...

Outer Hebrides 2016

Having done the Inner Hebrides trip in 2011 the lure of the Outer Hebrides was irresistible. Staying on a boat, a brigantine in full sail, swimming from island to island, north to south. I had to do it. A skins swimmer for three years I was a little nervous as recent summer swimming had been in...

Haste ye back - A week aboard the Lady of Avenel in the Outer Hebrides

Following months of anticipation I finally set off on the SwimTrek Outer Hebrides trip this August, having made an impulsive decision to book some 8 months earlier. I was full of both excitement and trepidation: excitement at the prospect of spending a week doing my favourite activity in my...

My time on the inaugural trip in the Outer Hebrides

As this trip was so different to the SwimTrek trips I have previously been on, it threw up some new, pre-trip anxieties – a week living on a tall ship, sharing a tiny cabin, my snoring, Outer Hebrides weather, wet kit staying wet and slapping me in the face constantly, washing facilities,...

Make Me Dizzy

Simon Murie is a regular feature in the H2Open Magazine introducing readers to iconic swims and the October/November issue is no different as Simon leads us to the Gulf of Corryvreckan. The iconic swim crosses the waters that is home to the Worlds third largest whirlpool. Read Simons Make me...

Richard Williams Successfully Completes the Corryvreckan 3 Way Swim

I've enjoyed swimming for the past forty years starting off in the learner pool at the local Swimming Pool to a successful competitive swimming career. At the age 15, I was selected to represent the England Youth Team, then later the England Senior Team and then Great Britain full...

Stunning New Trip to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

In celebration of SwimTrek’s 10th birthday in 2013, founder Simon Murie has launched a swimming holiday that combines his love of the open water and the poetry and majesty of the countryside on the borders between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. This area of...