Scottish outdoor swimming spot crowned among 'Europe's most idyllic'
10.08.2023 - 10:19
New research has revealed the most idyllic spots in Europe for wild swimming and a popular Scottish spot has placed near the top of the list.
While heading to an indoor swimming pool can be a great way to spend an hour or two — especially when the weather is poor — there is nothing quite like taking a dip in the great outdoors. From lochs to the sea, anyone who has ever been wild swimming will know that it is an invigorating experience.
Whether you are seeking wellness or adrenaline, travel experts at StressFreeCarRental.com have researched the ten most exhilarating and stunning spots for wild swimming this August. Coming in at number three on the list is the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.
One of the most photogenic spots in Scotland, the natural waterfall phenomenon in Glen Brittel consists of a series of spectacular spring water pools with tumbling waterfalls falling from the Cullin Mountains. The water is alluring because of its crystal clear and deep blue qualities, though it is known to be extremely cold.
The serene pools offer a great place to take a dip for anyone daring enough to give wild swimming a go, as well as being a great spot to explore more of the spectacular Skye wilderness.
Elsewhere, Lake Lungern in Switzerland topped the list. Nestled between mountains in the stunning scenery of the Sarneraa Valley, the natural lake sits high on the Swiss Alps and is known for its breathtaking views of rolling hills, mountains, and woodland.
Rounding out the top five are Llyn Idwal in Snowdonia, Linhope Spout in Northumberland, and the Pulvermaar Nature Pool in Germany, which place at second, fourth, and fifth respectively.
According to the researchers, wild swimming has seen a major increase in popularity in recent