Naked Munros
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Dalrigh

The rock pool lies along the River Cononish between Tyndrum and Crianlarich. It's a couple of hundred metres off the West Highland Way if you feel like a walk. The rocks are lovely to sit on, especially when warmed by the sun. Although the rock pool is quite secluded, it does afford excellent views of Stob Binnein and Ben More. Swimming in the rock pool did wonders for our recovering muscles but the sight of the two mountains did constantly remind Stuart of the pain he felt in his knee when descending!

As rock pools go this has everything. It's deep enough and big enough to allow you to properly swim in it, but it also has a waterfall which allows you to swim against the flow of water. You can climb around the surrounding rocks and near the waterfall there's a very shallow bath of still water that can be nicely heated by the sun. Under the surface seems as interesting as above it. We plan to return with scuba diving equipment and an underwater camera to do some underwater nudes! In the middle of the rock pool a column of rock rises up to about a foot underneath the surface which you can sit or stand upon, but be careful as it can be slippery. A ring of rock surrounds the main waterfall area underneath the surface so you have to careful of swimming into it.

We swam for about an hour and a half before having to get out of the water. We did not feel cold but I at least was starting to shiver. But sunbathing on the rocks quickly warmed me up. We would have stayed the whole day but we wanted to give ourselves time to travel to the next munro that we planned to climb; Ciste Dubh. There was no doubt in our minds that the swim in the rock pool helped us recover from the previous munro bagging.