Sutherland

Loch a Cham Alltain (Sutherland, Scotland)

Location

  • There is an easy “walk in” along a track from the A838 near Lochstack Lodge c. 5km south-east of Laxford Bridge and c. 50km north-west of Lairg.

Grid Ref

  • NC283/447

Features

  • Another fantastic setting and some small sandy beaches

(Photo, and what a photo, by Rosie)

Hazards

  • Very stony bottom in places

Date

  • 2nd April 2018

 Loch Stack (Sutherland, Scotland)

Location

  • The Loch is by Ben Stack (a mountain but not a Monroe) and is adjacent to the A838 c. 5km south-east of Laxford Bridge and c. 50km north-west of Lairg

Grid Ref

  • NC290/420

Features

  • Easy access and plenty of shallow water if you go in near the boat house at the NW end of the Loch. Fantastic views of Ben Stack although its so big its tricky to get in the photo.

Hazards

  • None really although you will be seen from the road and there is cross on the island (but presumably this isn’t swimming related!)

Date

  • 31st March and 5th April 2018

River Laxford (Sutherland, Scotland)

Location

  • The best bit of the river flows from Loch Stack to Laxford Bridge and the A838 runs parallel (ish). Although the river is mainly shallow there are several pools (created for fishing) deep enough for swimming.

Grid Ref

  • NC258/447

(Photo by Steve)

Features

  • Fairly easy access and a good view of Ben Stack. Also features a “diving board”…………..eh well actually its for fishing and see hazards.

Hazards

  • Fairly shallow around the “diving board”. Obviously don’t go in when fishing is taking place.

Date

  • 3rd April 2018