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Loch Morlich wild swim spot

Mountain Biking Highlight

Recommended by 37 out of 38 mountain bikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Cairngorms National Park


  • Katherine Moore

    Perfect for beginners due to its shallow water by the sandy shore, Loch Morlich is a beautiful place to come for a dip in the summer.

    Enjoy your time here, thanks to easy access through local parking and the beach cafe (the Boathouse Cafe). There's also a watersports provider here if you fancy something more adventurous.

    If you're looking for a secluded and private swim, avoid peak season and perhaps look for alternatives to the main beach to the east.

    • April 29, 2020

  • Loch Morlich is a stunning location set in the Cairngorms National Park, it is simply stunning, a beautiful sandy beach enclosed in a forest with a crystal clear Lake.

    • November 11, 2020

  • If you do the purple route, go clockwise as the ascent is much easier on a gravel path.

    • August 12, 2021

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  • Elevation1,075 ft