Ullapool/Lochinver

Allt nan Uamh (Ledmore Junction)

(FIVE  TRUNK  location)

Location

Park in the car park for the caves (c. 1km north of juction of the A837 and A835 (Ullapool road).

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Features

Three pools in same river/stream, all deep enough for a swim and some supplied by their own watefall.

Pool One (upper)

Pool Two (middle)

Pool Three (lower and closer to the car park)

Hazards

No real hazards.

Date of swim

4th April 2013


Fionn Loch (Suilven)

(FIVE  TRUNK  location)

Location

Next to a big hill called Suilven. Shorest walk in is via the Falls of Kirkaig near the coast (to south of Lochinver- of pie shop fame).

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NC 120/180

Features

What a setting!!!

Hazards

No real hazards (unlike the Falls of Kirkaig where the swim was aborted).

Date of swim

5th April 2013


Loch Lurgainn (by Stac Pollaidh)

(FIVE  TRUNK  location)

Location

Park in the Stac Pollaidh car park, walk 50m towards the Loch and the best spot is from one of the “beaches”.

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Features

Easy parking, easy access, “beaches” and great view of nearby hills (Stac Pollaidh and Cul Beag).

Hazards

None really (but watch out you don’t follow the “crowds” as they are usually going “up” not down to the water).

Date of swim

8th April 2014


 

River Kirkaig (Ledmore Junction)

(FOUR  TRUNK  location)

Location

Shorest walk in is via the Falls of Kirkaig near the coast (to south of Lochinver- of pie shop fame), but access to these is “tricky” to say the least so if you walk upsteam and before you get to Fionn Loch there are plenty of other options.

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Features

Less scary to get in than the Falls of Kirkaig!!

Hazards

None really (unless you count the strange insects on the river bank).

Date of swim

5th April 2013


River Kirkaig (Suilven)

(FOUR  TRUNK  location)

Location

Shorest walk in is via the Falls of Kirkaig near the coast (to south of Lochinver- of pie shop fame), but access to these is “tricky” to say the least so if you walk upsteam and before you get to Fionn Loch there are plenty of other options.

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NC 119/177

Features

Less scary to get in than the Falls of Kirkaig!!

Hazards

None really (unless you count the strange insects on the river bank).

Date of swim

5th April 2013


 

Loch Carn nan Conbhairean (Ledmore Junction)

(FOUR TRUNK  location)

Location

Follow the footpath up through Benmore Lodge (access track from A837 c. 10km southeast of the turnoff to Ullapool).

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Features

What a setting!!!

Hazards

No real hazards but its a bit shallow on the south side and did have some ice floating in it.

Date of swim

1st April 2013