Wild swim event returns to Galloway Activity Centre

Last year's wild swim in Loch Ken

Last year's wild swim in Loch Ken

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Picturesque Loch Ken, near Castle Douglas will be the venue for the Galloway Activity Centre Wild Swim on Saturday 13 September with registration starting at 9.15am.

There are 1km, 2km and 4km routes available as well as a juniors 100m route, which will include finishing on the slide in the inflatable Water Park.

The event was a great success last year attracting more than 50 swimmers.

Richard Herron, Director of the Centre explains more: “We are looking forward to a brilliant event on Saturday the 13th, there is a growing trend for wild swimming and Loch Ken is the ideal stretch of water to try it for the first time because it’s part of a Hydro scheme and thus the water runs directly into the Loch from the Rhins of Kells. This means that the water quality is fantastic for swimming. The Loch is also safe as it is shallow and well protected. We had wonderful feedback from our swimmers last year and hope we can attract even more people to join us this year.”

Entry costs £22 for adults and £9.50 for under 12s and includes an optional donation to South West Scotland RnR, the local charity providing adventure holidays for injured service personnel.

For more information on the Wild Swim or to register to take part, please call 01644 420626 or go to www.lochken.co.uk/wild-swim