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Thu, 02 Nov



02-11-23 Findhorn

Embrace winter with crisp sea dips and a warming sauna

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Time & Location

02 Nov 2023, 15:00

Findhorn, Findhorn, Forres, UK

About the event

Join Suzanna and Ella on this brand new creative retreat based in the beautiful Moray Firth village of Findhorn. We invite you to explore the creative side of wild swimming, with gentle guidance and encouragement. 

Our peaceful location affords an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the coastal landscape and draw inspiration from our surroundings. Accommodation is in the welcoming local pub, with meals at a variety of local hostelries. 

The relaxed programme features sea swims and dips, a sauna experience, writing workshops, beach walks, and great local food. There is free time built into the schedule allowing you take part in as much or as little as you wish.

Holiday Information at a glance 


Arrive: Thursday 2nd November, 3pm

Depart: Monday 6th November, 10am


£695 per person 

A deposit of £250 is required to secure your place. Your balance is due 6 weeks prior to the start of the trip (Thursday 5th October). Payment is via bank transfer. Card payment can be arranged and incurs a fee of 4%.

What’s included

En-suite accommodation at the Crown and Anchor Inn 

Breakfast at the Crown and Anchor Inn on Friday and Monday

Daily guided sea swimming

Sauna experience

Creative writing workshops

Pizza night (Friday)

Whole-food organic buffet meal (Saturday)

What’s not included

Transport to the start of the trip

Holiday insurance

Refreshments at cafes and tea rooms 

Drinks at the Crown and Anchor Inn

Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday

Packed lunches and other refreshments

Dinner/drinks at The Kimberley Inn (Sunday)

*Four single rooms and three shared twin rooms are available on this trip, a total of 10 people.


Comfortable en-suite accommodation is at the Crown and Anchor Inn, Findhorn. 

Getting there

Findhorn is located 4.5 miles off the A96, south of the Moray Firth. 

By car 

The Crown and Anchor Inn, 44 Findhorn, Moray, IV36 3YE

Public transport 

For participants wishing to fly or take the train, pick ups from Inverness airport or railway station and can be arranged with prior notice. 

Fly direct from London, Manchester, and Birmingham to Inverness.

By train, please change at Inverness for Inverness Airport Station.


Most of your meals are included in the cost of the trip but there are some that you need to pay for yourselves. 


Any walking is gentle in distance and height, with walks being mostly coastal and low level although there might be some short climbs in places. You should have a good baseline fitness but do not need to be an athlete. This is a holiday not a training camp! 


Our swims will be in the sea and in freshwater. You should be confident swimming out of your depth and ideally acclimatised to swimming outdoors. The swims are not an opportunity to train or to swim a great distance. Swimmers should be comfortable and confident at swimming breaststroke, and able to tread water. Wetsuits are optional for acclimatised swimmers. If you have no outdoor swimming experience please contact me before booking this holiday. 

Free time

The holiday has a relaxed programme. You are welcome to sit out a day if you would prefer to explore on your own.

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