FC car park - Bealach a Mhairi - Coire na Creiche - FC car park

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This walk takes you to the base of the Cuillins with no steep gradients and no big drops…or even little drops. It visits a quiet unnamed lochan at Bealach a Mhairi which is a good place for a refreshment break. It then crosses the hillside, giving good Cuillin views straight ahead, to descend by the next river, passing the Fairy Pools.
The Fairy Pools is the name given to a picturesque series of waterfalls cascading into deep pools, a wonderful sight considering the surrounding mountain scenery. One internet site says this is now the number one thing to do on the Isle of Skye and witnessing the crowds I can well believe it.
However don’t let this put you off. Using this route you can enjoy a quiet hill walk away from the hoi poloi and, by timing your walk carefully can arrive at the Fairy Pools when most folk will have returned for their evening meal.
The first pool you visit on this route is probably the most dramatic and may be missed by a number of visitors because it lies beyond a sign, coming from the opposite direction, which advises people they are entering remote mountain territory and should be appropriately equipped and experienced.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Skye

Features

Birds, Great Views, Mountains, River, Waterfall

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11.8 Miles