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£410.00 of £250 target +£68.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

3 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

I'm so impressed! Well done, Jane - you're a superstar!

3 months ago



3 months ago


£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Aqua Girl! 👏 🥳🧜‍♀️

3 months ago


£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

3 months ago



3 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Jane, you can do this!!

3 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck n enjoy x

3 months ago

Rohan Andrews

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

4 months ago

Joni and Kev


Very impressed by this crazy adventure

4 months ago


£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid


Jane Slaughter is raising money for Àban Outdoor Ltd

Kessock Ferry Swim - Jane Slaughter - Making the Distance!

Event date: 25th June 2022

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My story

This summer, I am going to be part of something special in the Highlands. For the first time in over 50 years, the Kessock Ferry Swim will be held again on Saturday 25th June 2022. This classic route from South to North Kessock and back again is approximately 1200m long. I'm taking on this stretch of exposed tidal water to raise funds for the charity - Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. We only have 50-55 minutes to complete the swim - restricted timings may vary on the day as precise tidal effects on a swimmer are inherently unpredictable. After that time the tide starts to run faster and all swimmers will have to be out of the water... At the moment, I haven't quite managed to swim 1200m within the time limit - so this is a huge challenge for me. But I'm training 2-3 times a week at Loch Achilty or at Rosemarkie (sea), and know I will do it! I have continued to wild swim through the winter months and am currently wearing a full wetsuit as the waters are still about 6 degrees. I will wear a full wet suite in June, as although the temperature will be a bit warmer, there's still the chance of a jellyfish sting!

Here's some information on the Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. The nature reserve is in an area of Inverness that is the eighth most deprived area in Scotland and the charity works with local people to improve their lives; both by improving skills with volunteering but also by being part of the community. The benefits of spending time outside in nature are also now well recognised as being good for our mental well-being as well as our physical fitness. Friends of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve believe that everyone deserves access to a green space where they and nature can thrive. They maintain the area with volunteers each week (removing litter, planting trees, maintaining paths and guiding visitors) and offer activities such as guided birdwatching walks and a Junior Rangers programme.

Please support me by throwing in a few pounds. It will greatly help the charity and give me some impetus to keep training in the cold waters! Many thanks! Jane

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My updates

3 months ago


5534m distance
1:20:51 time
12:09min/km speed

3 months ago

Glenlivet Estate

6763m distance
1:47:38 time
13:20min/km speed
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3 months ago

Tomnaverie Stone Circle and Drummy Wood, Tarland

7147m distance
2:09:49 time
13:13min/km speed
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3 months ago

Walk to, and around Cathes Castle walled garden. Total inspo

5639m distance
2:09:08 time
15:09min/km speed
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3 months ago

Craigevar Castle Meander

Super trees. Wonderful wee woodland walk

4123m distance
1:20:12 time
14:44min/km speed
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Jane Slaughter is fundraising for

Àban Outdoor Ltd

Charity number: SC051413

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Kessock Ferry Swim

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