I had my fist visit to Carron Valley since the Autumn. The water temperature was 12C which meant it was chilly but not too cold for a swim.
I was hoping the Osprey’s that nest in Carron Valley might be there but there was no sign of them yet. Maybe next time…
Check out the video to see what a swim in Carron Valley Reservoir is like.
Ease of Access: https://goo.gl/maps/vkcjfRm5cx6dYWt7A Park at the gate next to the loch. Its 10m to the waterside.
Water quality: Warm and shallow at the edge of the loch but it can noticeably drop in temperature the further out you get.
Swim Quality: Excellent. Lots of things to sight against. Water is choppy but that makes it more fun!
Other People: A couple of folk out walking and the odd car/cyclist going by.
Would I go back: Yes. It’s my default swim location.