This was one of our favourite stops on the tour!!! We were so excited to actually be visiting this site with its magical name and amazing scenery.
On the drive towards the Pools, we were greeted by the Black Cuillins. The pools are at the foot of the Black Cuillins and make for some amazing photos – as you will see shortly =D.
It wasn’t long before we reached our first stop for the day!
The Pools are located in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye and not a very far drive from where we were staying in Portree.
Can you spot our destination?
It is roughly a 2.4km walk – roundtrip to Pools and back! It is not a long walk and neither is it hard to get there. It should only take you about 20 mins or so to reach your destination – depending on how much you stop to admire the scenery and take photographs! 😉 There is a little hill getting down to the gravel walk (which I only remember because I had a hard time climbing back up it on the way back 😥). There are a couple of places where you do have to jump across some streams or use the stepping stones to cross the river, but other than that, it is relatively easy to access this site.
As you walk along the River Brittle, you start to anticipate the magical Pools. It is unclear as to why their colour is so vivid and bright, making them all the more magical!
While walking, you will notice heather and peat alongside the river, adding to the beautiful scenery surrounding the Pools.
The water truly is see-through!
Apparently, there are some brave people who would take a swim in the freezing waters! Seeing as we went at the beginning of October, we were not very inclined to dip our feet in…
As you walk along, you see various waterfalls and arches – another reason some people like to swim here!
Just look at that colour! And it wasn’t even a sunny day.
Once we got to the very highest point, we were in awe of the beautiful waterfall below.
We even got some mandatory gazing pictures 😉.
We highly recommend making a stop here to take in the Fairy Pools, if you are already planning to visit the Isle of Skye. Definitely consider visiting early in the morning, or perhaps at sunset – to see the dramatic Scottish sunset reflected by the fairy pools! For more information on visiting the Fairy Pools, check out this website here.
Even though we didn’t have a gorgeous blue sky day, we still loved the time we spent here and all of the photographs we took! We’ll have to try and come back on a sunny day and take some more photographs. If the fairy pools are this beautiful on a cloudy day, just imagine how gorgeous, shimmery and reflective they would be on a blue-sky day!
After visiting the fairy pools, we were off to visit a very iconic Scottish castle! Can you guess what our next destination is?
Stay tuned for our next post to find out!
From Vancouver with Love,
Ioana and Natalie
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