The splendid pools of beautifully crystal clear water named as Fairy Pools is an amazing attraction of Scotland.
This magnificent groups of waterfalls is located in Glenn Brittle in Isle of Skye- a large glen in Scotland. Skye is part of the Hebrides and is considered a dry land largely untouched and wild. The land is connected to the rest of the UK by road bridge.
The tributaries of the river Brittle runs from north to south and result in several waterfalls. This spectacular landscape attracts many hikers, wild life lovers and mountain bikers.
Fairy Pools Things to do
For those brave enough to enter the cold water, these famous pools make some great “ Wild Swimming” , but you must know that the usual Scottish temperature range are: cold, bastard cold or freezing.
For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools provide opportunities to make some fantastic photos. The water is so clear that every pebble and contour can be seen in its depths.
Walk starts from the carpark when the snail amazing views out towards the Black Cuillins, the source of the River Brittle. Path is in good condition most of the way, and after only 20 minutes you’ll see the first and largest waterfall that marks the start of the pools. The walk to the pool uses the same route there and back, and the complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km.
This first waterfall is the highest fall and deepest pool. For those who are brave this is the only place where you can jump from a height into deep blue pool (approximately 10 meters high).
Best time to visit Fairy Pools
It is best to visit on the dry day with some clouds or after a rain shower. That is because on that way water levels will be perfect. Clouds help that water’s surface doesn’t reflect too much light.
How to get there
Getting to the Fairy Pools is not easy without a car. You can arrange a tour of this part of the Isle of Skye. The nearest bus stop is 6 kilometers away. The nearest village is Carbost on the West of Skye, the start of the walk is on the road to Glenbrittle. To get there by car, take the road towards Glen Brittle.
You can find parking, which is located along the single track road that leads to Glen Brittle from Carbost. The carpark is 5.5miles (10 minute drive) from Carbost. If you traveling from Portree it is 20.5miles and will take about 30 minutes to drive.