Loch Ard

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Loch Ard is one of the smallest fresh water lochs in Scotland. The Loch is approximately 4 kilometers long and 2 kilometers wide. Its sheltered location means it is ideal for open water swimming.

The Loch, commonly known as ‘the jewel of the Trossachs’ takes its name from Scottish Gaelic meaning high and is one of Scotland’s smaller freshwater lochs, though, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in beauty. This scenic body of water is just one of twenty two lochs which comprise the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park near Aberfoyle, Stirling. Described by Sir Walter Scott as ‘an enchanting sheet of water’, its sheltered location provides a natural barrier against the elements; an idyllic spot for open water swimming. Ben Lomond offers a magnificent view on the western horizon and the loch itself is divided into three separate parts joined by beautiful waterways.

Open Water Swimming

The Loch Ard Swim Festival is an open water swimming event in Scotland organized by Robert Hamilton of Vigour Events. It is part of the Elivar Open Water Series and is held in Loch Ard in Scotland, situated in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park near Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire. The event has 1 km, 2 km, 3 km, 5 km, as well as 10 km and 12.5 km marathon swim races.

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