Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye

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Address: Isle of Skye, Glen Brittle, United Kingdom

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye

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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Fairy Pools, Isle Of Skye Reviews

  • Very nice area to walk. There are only three faults I can think of. 1. The car park; it is very small for such a popular place (you can fit maybe 5/6 cars at most) 2. There are no toilets which leads to a lot of people using nearby trees as a public bathroom (the nearest toilet is in a caravan site I think) 3. At the very beginning of the trail, you have to literally jump over a couple 3/4 foot gaps. This isn't too bad if you are tall and/or fit and if it is very dry. However, the very first time I tried to go to fairy Pools, we had to turn back as there had been some rain, making this very first part impossible and dangerous to cross. A small bridge on this part alone would be awesome. :) Love everything else about Fairy Pools though!

  • 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.

  • This is absolutely fabulous place to trek on the Isle of Skye! Fantastic waterfalls and enjoyed the walking in.. The pictures is not showing that the Amazing view! We went in January, cold weather but absolutely wonderful. Be careful when you walks.

  • 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.

  • This place is really beautiful! A lot of waterfalls and pools. There is one in the left outside the path that is amazing! Worth to have a look on the one in the top.

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