Kintail

Abhainn Chonaig (Morvich)

(A THREE TRUNK location.)

Location

One of several pools in the Abhainn Chronaig to the east of Morvich, Kintail. Park opposite the Outdoor Centre, cross the road bridge and follow the footpath along the valley for 4km. The pool is difficult to find but is below a small waterfall so the sound of this may guide in in!!

Grid Ref

NG998/217

Features

This is a good spot for an early morning dip with good views of the hills all around. Its midge-free, but theres not enough room for a proper swim.

Hazards

Bit of a steep climb down to the spot.

Date of Last Swim

8th July 2009


Abhainn Chonaig (Morvich)

(A ONE TRUNK location.)

Location

One of several pools in the Abhainn Chronaig to the east of Morvich, Kintail. Park opposite the Outdoor Centre, cross the road bridge and follow the footpath along the valley for 2km. The pool is by the footbridge leading into Dorusduain Wood.

Grid Ref

NG983/223

Features

Compared to its neighbour the River Croe this is a disappointing river. However, if you need an early morning dip then this spot will do, but theres not enough room for a proper swim.

Hazards

Ok, here’s the bad news 1. Its next to a footbridge so no skinny dipping please, 2. MIdges live here!

Date of Last Swim

8th July 2009


Alit Undalain (Shiel Bridge)

(A FIVE TRUNK location)

Location

Off the A87 at Sheil Bridge. Park on the deadend road to the old bridge near the campsite and Post Office

Grid ref

Ng 937/188

Features

Easy parking and access to the pool which is below the old Shiel Bridge.

Hazards

None really (well unless the rivers full then it tends to be fast flowing with large trees in it!)

Date of Last Swim

8th April 2011


Loch Coire nan Crogachan (Shiel Bridge)

(A FIVE TRUNK location)

?Location

Park off the A87 at Sheil Bridge. Walk up the “corbett” known as Sgurr Mhic Bharraich and its the biggest bit of water up there.

Grid ref

Ng 920/164

Features

You are half way up a mountain which on good days has fantastic views. What more could you ask for?

Hazards

None really! I suppose it would be cold in the winter.

Date of Last Swim

9th April 2011


Loch na Leitreach (Dornie)

(A FIVE TRUNK location)

?Location

Park near the Camus-luine bunkhouse (at end of minor road from A87 on north side of Loch Long near Dornie which has the nice castle)

Grid ref

NH 013/270

Features

Fantastic setting and not far from the Falls of Glomach.

Hazards

None really.

Date of Last Swim

8th April 2011


River Croe (Morvich)

(A FIVE TRUNK location.)

Location

One of several swimming spots along the River Croe to the east of Morvich, Kintail. Park opposite the Outdoor Centre, but this time follow the track which starts c. 50m before the centre. Continue for about 1km and the swim should be obvious on your left.

Grid Ref

NG975/205

Features

Long stretch of deep water, fantastic views including Beinn Bhuidhe (probably) and pretty midge free.

Hazards

Nothing but the obvious

Date of Last Swim

7th July 2009


River Croe (Morvich)

(A FOUR TRUNK location.)

Location

One of several swimming spots along the River Croe to the east of Morvich, Kintail. Park opposite the Outdoor Centre, but this time follow the track which starts c. 50m before the centre. Continue for about 2km and the swim should be obvious on your left.

Grid Ref

NG980/198

Features

Fantastic views (when clear) and pretty midge free.

Hazards

Henry reports that the mud was sticky!

Date of Last Swim

6th July 2009


River Croe (Morvich)

(A FOUR TRUNK location, lost points due to midges!)

Location

One of several swimming spots along the River Croe to the east of Morvich, Kintail. Park opposite the Outdoor Centre, follow the road for 100m, cross the road bridge and follow the north bank until you find the meander in the river.

Grid Ref

NG969/208

Features

Easy access from a shelving sandy bank. Gets very deep in middle. Strange underwater grass to look for.

Hazards

Other than the surprising depth watch out for midges!!!

Date of Last Swim

5th July 2009


River Shiel (Shiel Bridge)

(A FIVE TRUNK PLUS location)

Location

On the south side of the A87 near the Battle of Glen Sheil sign.  Park in the lay-by, cross the road and the pool should be visible immediately.

Grid ref

Ng 993/132

Features

Easy parking, lovely pool with fast and slow water, adjacent historic battlefield and wonderful setting. What more could you ask for?

Hazards

None really (well unless you count French tourists looking for the battle site, and getting quite a sight!)

Date of Last Swim

9th April 2011