loch ken wild swim

Loch Ken is an incredibly clean stretch of water well loved by Wild Swimmers. As part of the Hydo-Electric scheme the Loch is regularly filled with fresh water from the Rhinns of Kells and is known as one of the cleanest loch's in Scotland.

Our Charity Wild Swim weekend, now in it's 9th year is the perfect opportunity to try a number of events with full safety cover and timing provided. There are three main events in September, the Loch Ken Wild Swim on Saturday 10th, the Night Swim on Friday 9th and the new 10km end to end on Sunday 11th

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four races

Throughout the day there will be a 1km, 2km and 4 km race (from £30pp). There's also a fun kids splash session!

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10k end to end

Fancy a challenge? This year we're delighted to introduce Loch Ken's first ever 10km end to end Wild Swim.


kids splash session

For those too young to take part in the 1km race we run a fun splash race which involves a short course including one of the Wobbly Waterpark obstacles. £20.00pp

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book online

We use Si-Entries for our timing chips and online booking, follow the link to book yourself on!

Wild Swimming at night on Loch Ken

night swim

An exciting Night Swim on Loch Ken on 6th September with the option to enter 500m or 1km. Cost £35.00pp (plus optional £2 to Barnados)

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Safety cover is provided by Galloway Activity Centre for each race and will include RIB's and kayaks. Wetsuits are compulsory for all events and can be hired on the day.

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Cash For Kids

We are delighted to have Cash for Kids as our chosen charity for 2022. Cash for Kids supports children and young people affected by poverty, abuse, neglect, life-limiting illness and those who have additional needs. Get sponsored!