Wild Swimming Break at Ardeonaig Hotel

The Ardeonaig Hotel sits at the shore of beautiful Loch Tay making it ideally placed to go wild water swimming. 

Wild swimming has taken off so much in the last few years and is a fantastic way to keep fit and meet new friends. It is an exhilarating and rewarding pastime and is a brilliant way to connect with nature. 

Ardeonaig Hotel is in a lovely secluded spot on the south bank of Loch Tay. You feel like you are a thousand miles from the hustle and bustle of every day life when you are here.

A stay at Ardeonaig Hotel is a way to recharge your batteries. What better base to go swimming from than a cosy hotel only a two minute walk from the water.

The Go Swim Event on Loch Tay

Go Swim run one of their main events in August each year at Loch Tay. Go Swim Loch Tay has a range of races for all abilities and attracts hundreds of entrants.

Safe Wild Swimming for Everyone

It’s important to keep safe when swimming in open water. So if you’re planning on going wild swimming, it’s essential to follow simple safety guidelines. Here is a link to the RNLI Open Water Swimming Guidelines.

Ardeonaig Hotel is the Perfect Base for a Wild Swimming Break

Use Ardeonaig Hotel as a base for your next wild swimming experience. Enjoy the naturally wild and invigorating experience of swimming in one of Scotland’s most beautiful Lochs, combined with lovely accommodation, surroundings and delicious food.

A stay at Ardeonaig will enliven your body and warm your soul.

Go Sailing on Loch Tay, Right From Ardeonaig Hotel!

Sailing is available from the harbour which is a stone’s throw from the Ardeonaig Hotel. It is the perfect location for all types of water sports.

Good friends had always fancied having a sailing experience and so contacted Andy Cryer at Legend Sailing.

You simply could not be in more expert hands, Andy has been sailing since the start of the seventies and has even been the captain of Scottish Sailing Club.

After a fantastic morning of expert tuition on the beautiful Loch Tay they headed back to the harbour at the Ardeonaig Hotel.

After a short stroll up the path to the Hotel, they gathered in the bar and enjoyed a drink while sharing their mornings experience. Then through into the dining room for some mouth watering food freshly prepared by the Hotels amazing chef.

Simply an amazing way to spend the day. Enjoying the views and grandeur of Loch Tay from a boat and then returning to Ardeonaig Hotel, which is a delightful property in a beautiful and peaceful location. Escape from your busy life and enjoy all that the Hotel and Loch has to offer.

From Ardeonaig and Beyond

If you are looking for thing to do on a day out from the hotel, then there’s plenty on offer and not too far away.

Days out Round the Loch and further afield

The hotel is well placed for day trips to Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Pitlochry and Killin. Each of these places have something for all ages.

Killin boasts the Falls of Dochart, a must see whether it’s summer or winter.

Aberfeldy has some great visitor attractions, not least the Cluny House Gardens with its 2.4ha Himalayan/North American woodland garden overlooking the Strathtay Valley or for those that are into their Whisky, then Dewars Distillery offer guided tours.

In-between Aberfeldy and Pitlochry is one of my favourites, Legends of Grantully/The Scottish Chocolate Centre, where you are able to pick some delicious treats.

On the opposite side of the loch there a few stops to be made. The Moirlanich longhouse is a great example of a traditional rural home and run by the National Trust for Scotland. You also have The Scottish Crannog Centre, which is a great day out for the whole family.

For further afield days out, you can visit Glencoe, Perth, Callander and Oban.

Walking the Hills and back to Ardeonaig

There are so many paths, trails and hills in the area that you couldn’t possibly get bored.
Whether you’re completing the whole Rob Roy Way or just Killin to Ardtalnaig, you will experience fabulous views down Loch Tay to Kenmore and it’s just your luck that the Ardeonaig Hotel sits right on this path. The Ardeonaig is an ideal pitstop for those weary legs to grab a drink and/or a bite to eat before finishing the last few miles to Ardtalnaig.

For the experienced hill walker, you can bag yourself a couple of Munro’s with Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas on the North Shore of Loch Tay. Ben Lawers is the 10th highest in Scotland. For those that just enjoy a less strenuous walk there’s the Auchmore Circuit, Drummond Hill, Taymouth Castle and Black Rock at Kenmore to name just a few. All of the above are right on your doorstep & a short drive away. The Hotel is ideally situated to enjoy Scottish/South African Hospitality in the heart of your next adventure.

Mountain Biking in Perthshire

If you are into off road mountain trails, then the area will not disappoint and it’s all on the doorstep of the hotel. There is plenty to explore and great opportunities to try out the trails, all with varying degrees of difficulty. Whether it’s moorland or forestry, there is so much to explore, all with the stunning backdrop of the loch and mountains.

On the opposite side of the loch are Drummond Hill and Glen Lyon. These are a couple of the favourites with great views down to Kenmore. After a long day in the saddle, why not come back and relax in our bar area and enjoy our bar menu. We are happy to securely store all equipment for you until your next day of riding.

Cycle the Roads to Ardeonaig

Whether you are a casual cyclist or someone who likes a challenge, then we are ideally situated for you. Whether it’s a cycle to either Kenmore or Killin, or the more challenging Loch Tay Loop, then we are the hotel for you. No matter what you decide, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Loch Tay. You can start and end the Loch Tay Loop from the hotel heading up the South Shore Road to Kenmore and returning down the North Shore Road to Killin, then returning back up the South Shore Road to the hotel for a well-earned rest in one of our king size beds and a freshly prepared locally produced meal. We are always happy to store any equipment during your stay for your convenience.

If, however, you are just out for a cycle on the south shore road, then why not have a pit stop at the hotel. We are almost halfway between Killin and Kenmore, and provide a bike rack and indoor/ outdoor dining.

Loch Tay is at your Doorstep

With an abundance of water around us, it would be foolish not to take advantage of it. The hotel sits right on the Loch and with our own harbour, so if you are sailing on the Loch and wish to pop in for a spot of lunch, then you can moor your boat in the harbour as long as we have prior notice.

Watersport Hire at Loch Tay

We are also lucky that is also situated at the harbour and offers a range of activities, so whether it’s kayak or canoe hire or power boating, then check out the website. Alternatively, if you wish to bring your own SUP, kayak etc, then you are more than welcome to directly enter the loch.

Wild Swimming at Loch Tay

Wild Swimming has also become a great activity, so if that’s something you enjoy, then feel free to bring your wetsuit and take a dip in the loch. There’s no better way to start the day.