A strange request for the sizable Edinburgh-based knowledge on here. I'm going to be in Edinburgh quite a bit over the summer and was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere for a swim when the weather is so stupidly hot like the past couple of days?
I've heard Threipmuir and a couple of the other reservoirs have seen a bit of action with local triathletes (but think the local anglers might not take a shine to it), and went and checked the near mythical ash lagoon of musselburgh the other day, but there must be some other options (the Forth doesn't appeal really). The canal and water of Leith have some nice looking bits, but I don't fancy getting some rat-borne infestation. So any ideas of where to swim, ideally somewhere on the edge of the Pentlands or closer into town? Lochs, rivers, reservoirs, I'm not fussy, just need somewhere to cool off.