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Coire na Creiche and the Fairy Pools is a 4.6 mile loop trail located near Isle Of Skye, Highland, Scotland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 4.6 mi Elevation gain 1,040 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Views

Waterfall

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Getting There

A great walk to get you into the Cuillin scenery without the need for any scrambling or other difficulties. The first section follows a beautiful crystal clear stream full of lovely pools and waterfalls - well worth a shorter walk in itself. Clear undulating path with no difficulties and only short boggy sections. Ignore an early fork to the left and follow the path as it runs next to the stream. On a hot day, enjoy swimming in the beautiful fairy pools.

Small parking lot across the road from the trailhead.

No public transport. Nearest bus stop is in Carbost 6 kilometres from start of walk. If you don't have your own car or bike, you can take a cab, though it can be expensive if you're not traveling with a group.

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B L.
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Hiking

The trail was very muddy in some parts and it was hard to see where the trail was. If you look at my recording you can see where we ended up getting lost and turning back around. Beautiful sights though! I would attempt again with more daylight to spare and try a bit harder to find the trail next time.

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Sean Fox
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Hiking

Reasonably easy hike. Good views but overall I think this trail is a bit overrated.

Fredrik Uhr
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Hiking

Overrated for Me , The Old man of Storr and the Quaring is much much better in my opinion

Carla Rideout
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Hiking

Stunning relatively easy to follow trail. It gets a little tougher to keep on the trail near the top of the fairy pools. On a windy day the path along the mountain side was a little lary but still beautiful. My tracker clocked the route at 13km rather than 7.4 mind. So bare that in mind. Definitely worth the extra distance though!

Emma Miertschin
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Natascha d.
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Hiking

We did this trail on a very “Schottish Day” in March. It was raining all the time, sometimes showers with hail and bit windy, but that all didn’t matter. We put all our raingear on and we had a good time! The trail was safe enough to go on a hike in such weather; not to easy and not to hard. Just perfect for a less perfect day in March:)

Daniel H.
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Hiking

מסלול הליכה נפלא בנוף מדהים עם מפלים וצוקים

Morgan Dan Lee
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Hiking

unbelievabley hike. just make sure you go the full way up, some of the most beautiful falls are a bit hidden.

Katarina O'Dette
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First to Review

Absolutely beautiful! The mountains around and the absurdly clear waters of the fairy pools make for a spectacular hike. Getting there can be a little complicated and potentially expensive, if you're going by public transit, but we're

Stuart Melvin
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Nicolas Beaulieu
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Samir Eloudrhiri
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Annemarie van Peer
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Adrien Antoine
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Amber Purdell
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Joel Bassam
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Jeroen Van Setten
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Andy Culberson
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David Diekrup
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Matthew Fowles
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Andrea Campbell
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Tyler Swanson
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Steve Aubrey
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Benjamin Zawislak
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Adam Bird
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David Marcus
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Stephen Walasavage
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Jeppe Valbjørn
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