Outer Hebrides & St Kilda Expedition 2019

On the 27th July 2019 SwimWild guides Alice and Sarah welcomed this years swimmers onto the MV Cuma for a week of swimming adventures around the Outer Hebrides. After a safety briefing and our first couple of swims at the north end of Scarp, our skipper Murdo confirmed that conditions were good enough to attempt a sailing across to St Kilda!

As we passed the sea stacks of Boreray, the main island of St Kilda emerged from the mist. We swam ashore and were lucky enough to spend two nights moored in Village Bay, Hirta. After this, we headed to the Monach Isles - seeing a pod Minke Whales on the way!

2019 Outer Hebrides & St Kilda destinations

  • 27th July - Miavaig - Scarp
  • 28th July - Scarp - St Kilda
  • 29th July - St Kilda
  • 30th July - St Kilda - Monach Isles
  • 31st July - Monach Isles - Taransay
  • 1st August - Taransay - Scarp - Miavaig
  • 2nd August - Miavaig

If you would like to read a more detailed account of the 2019 expedition, please click to read Kate Gillwood’s Outdoor Swimmer Magazine write up.

Due to the amount of interest we have had in these expeditions we have decided to put on two weeks in 2020 - 

WEEK 1 - 18th-24th July 2020 

WEEK 2 - 25th-31st July 2020 

Please see Outer Hebrides & St Kilda Expedition page for more information on these trips. 



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