Loch Coruisk Isle of Skye IV49 9BJ
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.