If you are looking for a stunning place to visit with amazing beaches, majestic mountains, plentiful wildlife, and superb coastal vistas and then look no further than North Argyll. It was originally known as the Gateway to the Isles, the Capital of the West Highlands and then the Seafood Capital of Scotland, but I have lived here for over 20 years and to me it is the Adventure HQ for Scotland. Adventure in all its forms from exhilarating boat rides to remote wilderness, playful outdoor fun to amazing wildlife encounters. It is not a lie to say that this small area of Scotland really has it all and it is accessible to almost everyone, no matter how old or how active, there is something that will suit you if you want to explore, experience, voyage, venture, expedition, scramble, race or simply get away from the rest of the world.
Wild swimming seems to have had a surge in popularity during lockdown with many more people are giving it a go as leisure pools are closed and nature offers the best solutions as our natural outdoor playground. A lot of what I learned served to remind me how to swim whilst staying safe and the science confirmed what I know myself about feeling good after having a dip. I hope that this blog might inspire you to give it a go too, so here is my blog about wild swimming in winter, why it is good for you and how to cope with the cold!