Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye

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Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye - Address

Address: Isle of Skye, Glen Brittle, United Kingdom

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

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Fairy Pools can be found at foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle. They are known for their beautifully crystal clear blue waters. The courageous spirits can take up swimming in its cold water and those who would just like to wonder at its beauty can do so by sitting at their corners. You can also take a around the pools to enjoy the area’s pristine beauty.

Fairy Pools Information

  • This walk is suitable in most normal weather conditions, but if it has been raining hard some on the river crossings can become a real challenge.

How To reach Fairy Pools by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop is in Carbost 6 kilometres from start of walk.

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  • When you tell people you're going to Scotland they tell you to go to the Highlands. When you say you're going to the Highlands they tell you to go to the Isle of Skye. When you say you're going to the Isle of Skye they tell you to go to the Fairy Pools. We went to the Fairy Pools...and we loved it! We went on a very wet and dreary-looking day, but we were not to be deterred by the elements. We got absolutely drenched on our hike to the end of the trail and back, but it was well worth it! We didn't have to deal with bugs at all in the weather so maybe it was a blessing in disguise. This place is very scenic. Walk along the water and snap a million pictures in some areas and just enjoy the beauty in others. Then, as you're going to take more pictures, quickly stop yourself when you see three healthy, young lasses taking a dip in the pools dressed only in their skivvies. It was QUITE cold out and I did not expect anyone to be engaging in any aquatic activities, but I was mistaken! I got more cold just thinking of being in that water! The road leading to the parking for the pools is single-lane a lot of the way (with areas to pull off to allow cars to get through). If you've driven around other parts of Scotland then you're probably used to this by now.

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  • beautiful. very busy. lucky to find a spot on the side of the road to park. walked up to the very last pool a little ways past the sign of the end of the trail. there we were able to enjoy a pool all to ourselves. difficult to get a good picture without several tourists in it. would definitely go again but perhaps very early before it was so busy.

  • Nice small waterfalls with a pretty and easy hike in a valley surrounded by mountains. Figure 25 minute walk each way if you're in average shape. Unfortunately also surrounded by tourists since this is a popular spot. Still worthy of a visit. Don't bother going to the parking area it's jam packed. Just park along the side of the road like the rest of the tourists.

  • Get there early, and I mean early as the car parking is limited. Once you get parked walk carefully over the well worn path to the falls and pools. The path is over-used and getting slippy, so wear good boots or you will suffer. It's a long way to hobble back and longer to get medical help.

  • Beautiful scenery, crystal clear water and lovely falls and pools. Why you want to visit Skye or anywhere else in the height of Summer is beyond me! No point complaining about parking and bad paths when everyone flocks to see the main attractions. November to mid-March is the only time to experience Skye.

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