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New Year’s Day Dook

Fancy dress optional, a sense of daring essential at this bracing charity swim.


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The Stoats Loony Dook

Some would say this is the original, as there are now many Loony Dook spin-offs. Now sponsored by Stoats porridge bars, fancy dress is an essential part of this New Year’s Day dip in the Firth of Forth.


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New Year’s Day Dook

Fancy dress optional, a sense of daring essential at this bracing charity swim.


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The Stoats Loony Dook

Some would say this is the original, as there are now many Loony Dook spin-offs. Now sponsored by Stoats porridge bars, fancy dress is an essential part of this New Year’s Day dip in the Firth of Forth.


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New Year’s Day Dook

Fancy dress optional, a sense of daring essential at this bracing charity swim.


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The Stoats Loony Dook

Some would say this is the original, as there are now many Loony Dook spin-offs. Now sponsored by Stoats porridge bars, fancy dress is an essential part of this New Year’s Day dip in the Firth of Forth.


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Great Scottish Swim

If you’ve never tried open water swimming, this is the ideal opportunity. It’s a great occasion, with a lively atmosphere as Loch Lomond Shores, with its shops, stalls and cafes, fills with wetsuit-clad swimmers looking apprehensive as they contemplate entering the water. There is a choice of distances – half a mile, one mile, two miles and 5k priced at £23, £30, £34 and £36 respectively. Whichever you opt for, the route is clearly marked and there are plenty of kayakers keeping an eye on you, so even first-timers feel safe. The warm-up’s fun, too.
Find out more on the website.


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Unbreakable

That’s the thing about challenges. You wait ages and then five turn up at once. Unbreakable, this extreme fundraising event, features five disciplines – cycling, swimming, sailing, kayaking and hiking. There’s only 50 places and the aim is to raise £100,000 for organisers Project Scotland. The activities take place all over Scotland – see the website for further details and to book your slot – if you think you’re hard enough!


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Isle of Arran Mountain Festival

Few places in Scotland cram so much scenery into such a small space as Arran – and for every hilltop there’s a sea view. This four-day festival incorporates the Goatfell Hill Race as well as a great variety of walks, some with the chance of a dip to cool off. A talk, a quiz, a wildlife trip and general socialising are all in the mix, too. Walks start and finish at Arran Adventure Cabin, in Brodick, beside Auchrannie Resort, times and prices vary.


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Red Bull Neptune Steps

Open water swimming not challenging enough? Factor in the Maryhill canal lock system, in Glasgow and you have the premise for uphill swimming. 200 swimmers will compete – climbing 18 metres over 420 metres of canal. It’s the UK’s toughest swim, and it sold out in 10 minutes. Get along to watch though as it is bound to be a fantastic day out.


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Mark defends Red Bull Neptune Steps swimming title

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200 swimmers set to take on unique obstacle swim race at Maryhill Locks, Glasgow. Read more ›

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The Wee Triathlon

Aimed at novices or total newcomers to multi-discipline events, this ‘wee’ triathlon consists of a 400m swim in Lochaber leisure Centre pool, then 15km of off and on road cycling topped off with a 6km trail run. Easy! Enter as a soloist or in a team of three to give you motivation.


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