Isle of Lewis

Abhainn Dhubh Bheag (near Carnai, Isle of Lewis)

(A TWO TRUNK location due to limited extent of swim)

Location

Park at the car park with the loos on Traigh Uige beach. The river is to the north and east. You can’t miss it.

Grid Ref

NB045/336

Features

Great setting next to the world class Uige Beach. The lower part of the river becomes part of the sea at high tide.

Hazards

Depending on where you go in its not great for swimming but still a fantastic setting.

Date of Last Swim

4th April 2010


Loch Rog Beag

(A FIVE TRUNK location)

Location

If you are staying in Scaliscro house (as we were) this is literally at the bottome of the garden. Otherwise just park somewhere on the narrow road to Scaliscro and cross the fields to the loch.

Grid Ref

NB133/272

Features

Plenty deep enough for a real swim and Well, if you are staying in Scaliscro house (as we were), you have an excellent entry ramp. Once in the setting is ideallic and we even had a boat to swim round/rescue us.

Hazards

None really, although someone told us to hug the land but I think that was a sailing term!

Date of Last Swim

9th April 2010