GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Coruisk

4 miles (7.2 km)

This circular hike takes you around the stunning Loch Coruisk in the Cullin Hills on the Isle of Skye.
It's a remote spot with some fairly rugged paths surrounding the isolated loch. Legend has it that the fresh water loch is the home of akelpieor water horse, a shape-shifting creature that can assume human form.
The site is located south of Sligachan and north of Elgol. If you head north west of the loch you could visit another of the area's highlights at the delightful Fairy Pools.

Loch Coruisk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Loch Coruisk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Isle of Skye Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Boulders next to Loch Coruisk - - 482740

Surrounded by the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, Loch Coruisk. is one of my favourite locations in the whole of the British Isles. There are no roads here. You get there by foot or by boat.

Cooling down in Loch Coruisk - - 1301620

Cooling down in Loch Coruisk. A pair of deer, oblivious to the photographer, enjoying a paddle in the loch on a warm May afternoon.

Loch na Cuilce and Loch Coruisk from Sgurr na Stri, Skye - - 243212

Loch na Cuilce and Loch Coruisk from Sgurr na Stri, Skye.

The Cuillin and Loch Coruisk - - 267213

The Cuillin and Loch Coruisk. A view taken from Sgurr na Stri looking along the ridge of Druim nan Ramh, with Loch Coruisk leading into the heart of the Black Cuillin.

Boulder near the head of Loch Coruisk - - 761213

Boulder near the head of the loch. The view beyond is towards the upper part of Coir' Uisge and the Cuillin Ridge.

Druim Nan Ramh Cuillin Hills geograph-3215361-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Cuillin Hills from the loch Coruisk. View NW from a boat: Sgrr na Banachdaich (3,167 ft.), Sgrr a' Ghreadaidh (3,192 ft.), to Bruach na Frithe (3,143 ft.).


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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