loch ken wild swim

Loch Ken is perfect for Wild Swimming and our organised swim is a great oportunity for experienced swimmers, families and beginners to get out and enjoy the water. As part of the hydro scheme Loch Ken is regularly filled with fresh, clean water straight off the Rhinns of Kells and is one of the cleanest Lochs in Scotland. Proceeds go to Barnado's Scotland.

2018's Wild Swim will be held on Saturday 8th September

wild swim loch ken

four races

Throughout the day there is a 1km, 2km and 4 km race. There's also a fun kids splash session!

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Safety cover is provided by Galloway Activity Centre for each race and will include power boat drivers and kayaks.


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 and then a quick instructor led session on our Wobbly Waterpark.

wild swim dumfries and galloway

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 7th September.

500m starts at 2030

1km starts at 2115

Cost £15.50pp (plus optional £2 to Barnados)