The 7 Lochs – 7 Days Swim Challenge

by University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 7 Lochs – 7 Days Swim Challenge
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On 14th September 2020 we successfully raised £1,627 ( + est. £321.75 Gift Aid ) with 71 supporters in 56 days

The 7 Lochs – 7 Days Swim Challenge in support of the University of Stirling Student Hardship Fund.

by University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Changes to the swim schedule

Against the backdrop of Covid-19 and a scheduled freshet release on Loch Garry on the 13th, we have decided to make the following changes to the swim schedule:

1.   We have decided to replace Loch Luichart on 12 August 2020 with Loch Glascarnoch. While the latter is a man-made 7 km long reservoir that resulted from one of the many hydroelectricity schemes post WW2 in Scotland, it is much safer to swim than Loch Luichart. The A835 (Ullapool-Inverness road) runs the full length of the loch and there are many good egress points should I need to exit the water for any reason.

2.   SEPA has a scheduled freshet release in Loch Garry starting at 08:00 on the 13th and ending at 04:00 on the 14th. In this process 684,225 m3 of water will be released. So, I will swim Loch Laggan on the 13th instead, and Loch Garry on the 14th.

The new swim schedule is:

9 Aug - Loch Naver (9.5km)

10 Aug - Loch Hope (9.87 km)

11 Aug – Loch Assynt (10.24km)

12 Aug – Loch Glascarnoch (7km)

13 Aug – Loch Laggan (11.33km)

14 Aug – Loch Garry (11km)

15 Aug - Loch Mhór (7.8km)


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