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The Fairy Pools Coire na Creiche Hike

The Fairy Pools, beautifully crystal clear blue pools on the Brittle River, are at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle.

These popular pools attract tourists from all over the globe, making some excellent' Wild Swimming' for those courageous enough to get into the cold water. These magical Fairy Pools create some great pictures for the less adventurous. 

Waterfalls in Fairy Pool Fairy Pools on Skye Walk Fairy Pools in Scotland Swimming at Fairy Pools Natural Arch on the Isle of Skye Fairy Pools Blue water at Fairy Pools Isle of Skye Black Cuillins above Fairy Pool on Skye The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in Scotland Walk to the pools utilizes the same path back and forth. The finish return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4 km, with 40 minutes (with no stops) to complete the hike. Most individuals will spend some time working their way up the river to explore the distinct pools from the first waterfall.

The first section follows a beautiful crystal clear stream full of lovely pools and waterfalls - well worth a shorter walk in itself. This part of route has been heavily promoted in media articles and the parking is completely inadequate for the number of visitors in high season - either arrive very early, or consider a quieter alternative at such times - the other Cuillin corries are just as magical. The mountains around and the absurdly clear waters of the fairy pools make for a spectacular hike. Getting there can be a little complicated and potentially expensive, if you're going by public transit, but we're


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