Fairy Pools and Coire na Creiche

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The first part of this walk - to the first Fairy Pools - has become extremely popular in recent years. It follows a beautiful crystal clear burn with many beautiful pools and waterfalls, but has been rather heavily promoted in the media; the paid car park is busy in high season. It's best to either arrive early, or consider a quieter alternative at the busiest times. The full walk gets away from the crowds to make a memorable circuit around this Cuillin corrie.


Undulating hill paths with no difficulties. There are deep bogs just off path - particular between the path and the pools - so take care (works are currently planned to improve this, due to be completed Mar 2023).

Public Transport

Bus from Portree (seasonal check Stagecoach website).


Fairy Pools car park (charge) on right hand side of road into Glen Brittle. Sign on right as road descends. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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