There's something about finishing work early, jumping in the car and making the most of a summer evening outdoors. I recently did this with my friend, and fellow wild swimming enthusiast, Cheryl. We don't live too far from each other, so decided to head further out Deeside and go for a walk and a swim at Loch Kinord, near Dinnet in Aberdeenshire.
The loch was nice and mild so we stayed in for a good 45 minutes to an hour, mainly paddling about and doing a bit of swimming too. It was so calm and relaxing.
The Isle of Arran, often called 'Scotland in miniature', is a place I've visited several times over the past decade or so. I think I fall in love with it a little more each time I go, and my recent trip of approximately 28 hours in the summer sunshine was no exception.
So, the timescale went a bit like this:
08.20 Ferry departed Ardrossan
9.15 Arrived in Arran, and had breakfast outside in the sunshine at Little Rock cafe (highly recommended) then bought snacks at the Co-op for climbing Goatfell
11.00 Set off for Goatfell and began the climb!
I'm Kelly. A thirty-something year old adventurer from Aberdeenshire. Read more about me in the ABOUT ME section.