It doesn’t feel like summer has really got started properly. May and June have been a lot less sunnier than recent years. What happened to Global Warming? The weather has been poor every since the climate convention in Glasgow. I blame Greta Thunberg 🙂
Thankfully the water has been warming up and it is now nice enough to swim without a wetsuit. The water isn’t peaty like last year which meant I didn’t come out looking like the creature from the black lagoon.
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.