Fairy Pools

Situated in Glenbrittle Glen at the foot of the Black Cuillin the Fairy pools are a fantastic place to visit and cool off on a hot summers day. To reach the pools it is a 20 - 30 minute gentle walk from the car park. The icy waters of Allt Coir a'Mhadaidh flow below the imposing pinnacle of Sgurr an Fheadain and waterpipe gulley and form a series of enchanting pools and waterfalls. The water is crystal clear and ranges from blue to green to turquoise colours in the pools. One pool has an underwater arch below a waterfall.

Voted as one of the top wild swimming places in the UK the mountain water is very cold, even in summer, so a wetsuit and googles are advisable.

Further up the waterfalls and pools continue and provide loads of areas for a picnic or dip. During the summer the Fairy pools are popular with locals and visitors alike as a great destination for swimming, picnicking and relaxing by the rushing burn.

The pools are situated in Coire na Creiche where the last battle between the feuding MacDonalds and the MacLeods was fought in 1601. Aside from a brief flare-up in 1603, that was the end of violence between the two clans.

If you would like to visit the Fairy pools on Skye please call Brian on 07951 190 886 or Alan on 0790 0453 031.

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