GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fairy Pools Skye

5 miles (8 km)

This delightful walk visits a bubbling stream with a series of lovely pools and waterfalls. It's an exceptionally beautiful area and one of the highlights on the Isle of Skye. This circular walk takes you through the popular beauty spot with the option of continuing with a climb to Bealach a Mhaim. On the route look out for the wonderful underwater arch and the views of the surrounding mountains.
The walk starts from the Fairy Pools car park in Glen Brittle and heads east along the stream through Coire na Creiche. You then climb to Bealach a Mhaim, before descending back to the car park.
The full route includes quite a challenging climb with the high point around Bealach a Mhaim standing at almost 1300ft. You will be rewarded with fantastic views over Glen Brittle and the Glen Brittle Forest below.
The area is also great for wildlife spotting. Look out forred deer,rabbits and a variety of birds. These include meadow pipits,turnstones,common ringed plovers,grey herons,dunlins, andcurlews.
Please note the car park is quite small (you can see it on the google street view link below). It's a popular place so it's a good idea to get there early to get a spot! It's also advisable to bring good walking shoes as there are stepping stones and boggy areas to cross.

Fairy Pools Skye Postcode

IV47 8TA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Fairy Pools Skye OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fairy Pools Skye Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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