What better way is there to spend a typical rainy/sunny/windy/hot/cold summer day in the Lochaber region than on the River Garry in Invergarry on one of the dam release days?! So here we are; Chris Glebocki, an outdoor instructor, shoulder deep in one of the top play holes on the river, and me donning my Canon SLR and wellington boots, shin deep in refreshing river water.

The River Garry is situated about 40 minutes drive North of Spean Bridge and is used frequently for River Rafting trips by local adventure companies like Highland Activities and Vertical Descents. Releasing most Thursdays and Saturdays over the summer it has mainly grade 3 and 4 rapids and is a popular spot for paddlers from Scotland and many other corners of the world.

Even if you’re not a paddler it is an excellent spot for a walk along the riverside and perhaps a swim in one of the calm pools when the sun reappears from behind the clouds. Bring a picnic along (and a giant umbrella just in case you get a taste of some fresh Scottish rainfall) and you have yourself a great afternoon in the Lochaber outdoors.

Photography & Blog by Ciera Harvey

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