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Loch Ken Wild Swim

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Loch Ken is perfect for wild swimming and this is a great opportunity for experienced swimmers, families and beginners alike. As part of the hydro electric scheme the Loch is regularly filled with fresh, clean water straight off the Rhinns of Kells and it is becoming well known as an excellent place to swim. Throughout the day there is a 1km, 2km and 4 km race. There's also a fun kids' splash session! Galloway Activity Centre.

How to enter the Loch Ken Wild Swim

  1. 1km

    Swim 1km
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  2. 2km

    Swim 2km
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  3. 4km

    Swim 4km
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Loch Ken Wild Swim routes

he clean, clear waters of Loch Ken are ideal for wild swimming. The water is SEPA tested and as part of the hydro electric scheme is regularly filled with fresh water from the Rhinns of Kells. The temperature is usually between 14-15 degrees Celcius and wetsuits are compulsory.

Event Details

What’s Included
Entry fees include a branded T shirt, hot drink and hot dog after the swim.
Raceday Logistics
09:00 registration opens

10:00 - 1km swim

11:15 - 2km swim

13:00 - kids splash session

13:30 - 1km, 2km & kids prize giving

13:45 - 4km swim

Questions & answers

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    Maggie F
    If I am taking part in the 4k swim in the afternoon what time will I have to register? Do I have to register at 9am or can I register later?


    Steph E
    Hi there, the registration for the 4km usually closes around 1pm, however the schedule for this year hasn't been confirmed yet - we'll update the page when we have the confirmed schedule for the day! Best of luck and hope you enjoy the swim!

Loch Ken Wild Swim weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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