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Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk Isle of Skye IV49 9BJ 01478 614 906

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Loch Coruisk is quite simply one of the most scenic corners of Europe. Translating from Gaelic as the ‘Cauldron of the Waters’ this freshwater loch lies in remote and inaccessible terrain on the Isle of Skye. The only ways in are on foot from Elgol or Sligachan or by boat from Elgol, both of which can be treacherous. This crystal clear loch is shrouded by the Black Cuillin, the ridiculously dramatic ridge of craggy peaks that rises all around creating one breathtaking natural amphitheatre. These are seriously dangerous mountains, but well-equipped walkers can often handle the rough scramble around the banks of the loch, taking care not to get trapped by the river near the mouth of the loch. The experience is one step beyond sublime.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Just beautiful! ★★★★★

Surrounded by the Cuillins, Loch Coruisk is stunningly beautiful. To get here you can walk in from Sligachan, or Elgol. So far I have only had the chance to take the boat from Elgol, but it gives you a fantastic opportunity to spot some local wildlife, but a ride on the sea explorer speed boats are definitely worth it too. Loch Coruisk is the perfect spot for wild camping, there is plenty of climbing in the area and if your brave enough try a spot of wild swimming, just remember it can be very cold!

Loch Coruisk reviewed by on April 4th, 2013

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