Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland, with Black Cuillins in background.

This evening, I am posting information on the famous Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Summary facts:

  • Located near Carbost and Talisker Distillery on the west of the island.
  • Access entails a 1.5 mile return trip hike over rough ground and across streams.
  • Parking can be difficult due to volume of visitors.
  • Some brave visitors engage in ‘wild swimming’ although low water temperatures normally require use of wet suits.
  • The pools form part of the River Brittle which in turn flows through Glen Brittle. (Glen means valley.)
  • Backdrop to the pools is the Black Cuillin Hills which are of volcanic origin.

Video clip of Fairy Pools.

Fairy Pool with Black Cuillins in background.

Fairy Pools in context of landscape

Approach to Fairy Pools, Skye

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