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This short walk on the Isle of Skye visits one of the most magical places in Scotland – the stunning waterfalls of the Fairy Pools.
Set near Glen Brittle with the island’s fearsome Black Cuillin mountains as a backdrop, the Fairy Pools are a hotspot for tourists who swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Allt a’ Choire Ghreadaidh on hot days.
The Cuillin mountains themselves should only be attempted by experienced mountaineers, but this spectacular route shows off the best of Skye in a short loop that traces the base of the peaks alongside beautiful cascades and pools.
Be sure to arrive early if you want to claim one of the limited parking spots, and if you’re planning to go wild swimming make sure you’re fully prepared with towels and dry clothes to change into afterwards.
This route was voted 33rd in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A short loop to one of Scotland’s most magical beauty spots, with the fearsome Black Cuillin mountains as a backdrop for the entire route.
Nearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Mallaig, Kyle, Glasgow