Ardnamurchan

Achateny Water

Location

  • Park near the sign to the “beach” near Achateny, walk north along the west bank of the river and pick a spot. There are a few shallow pools below shallow waterfall and a couple of deeper pools near the sea (tide permitting)

Grid Ref

  • NM519/704

Features

  • You can swim in freshwater within sight of the┬ásea which is pretty special. Plenty of grass for sunbathing/picnics (sheep poo and midges permitting)

Hazards

  • None really. Except for sheep poo and midges!

Date

  • 3rd July 2017 (ish)

 


Lochan Druim na Claise

Location

  • “The most westerly lock on the British mainland (PROBABLY)”. Park near the lighthouse at the Point of Ardnamurchan, walk south, find loch, swim and return.

Grid Ref

  • NM425/643

Features

  • “The most westerly lock on the British mainland (PROBABLY)”. What more do you need

Of course, a “hunky” man.

 

Hazards

  • “The most westerly lock on the British mainland (PROBABLY)”. So don’t expect it to be sunny all the time!

Date

  • 1st July 2017 (ish)