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Wild swimming and stone skimming on Scotland's West Coast

29th September 2009 Print
Wild swimming and stone skimming on Scotland's West Coast

Holidaymakers and short break tourists to the West of Scotland can enjoy a new range of sea-based activities when they stay at a leading country house hotel near Oban.

Loch Melfort Hotel & Restaurant at Arduaine is using this weekend’s World Stone Skimming Championships on nearby Easdale Island to launch a range of special short breaks which offer hotel guests the chance to take up a number of sea and river-based activities and sports, including Sea Kayaking, Whale Watching, White Water Kayaking and “Wild Swimming”.

Loch Melfort Hotel enjoys superb views over Asknish Bay, the Sound of Jura and the Western Isles beyond, and was recently used for several days as the base for actor Robson Green and his tv crew who were in the area to film a new ITV series which airs this Autumn, “Wild Swimming with Robson Green”. The Scottish Inner Hebrides are ideal waters for wild swimming, including the world-famous Corryvreckan Whirlpool, the third largest worldwide.

After a hard day’s wild swimming or sea kayaking, or a “Sea-fari” boat adventure, guests can finish off by relaxing with their own Family Stone Skimming Championships down at the edge of Asknish Bay, just two minutes’ walk through Loch Melfort Hotel’s grounds.

Short breaks this Autumn at Loch Melfort ( offer a full three nights’ Dinner, Bed and Scottish Breakfast for the price of two, and are priced at £190 per person based on two sharing. As well as taking part in new and challenging sea-based activities (at specially discounted rates), guests have the run of the hotel and its gardens, access to a private beach, the chance to enjoy the adjacent National Trust for Scotland’s Arduaine Gardens, and to dine in style in the hotel’s 2 AA-Rosette Arduaine Restaurant.

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Wild swimming and stone skimming on Scotland's West Coast