Isle of Skye – Fairy Pools


The fair, misty Isle of Skye holds many a delightful sight, but the one I was looking most forward to was the Fairy Pools which are located on the southwest part of the Isle along the road to Glenbrittle.

As I made my way up the A87 from Broadford toward Sligachan, there was a sharp bend in the road near the tip of Loch Airnort. As I came around the bend, a beautiful waterfall appeared on the left side of the road as an omen of what Was in store for me this morning.  Luckily, there was also a very handy car park as well so I could easily stop and take a few pictures of it.




At the junction for the road to Glenbrittle after Sligachan, stood this wonderfully carved wooden scarecrow.


I made my way through the lovely valley.



Just over the top of the hill at the other end of the valley, the walking path to the pools appeared below and off I went….


Along the way there was no lack of delightful wildflower blossoms to enjoy and marvel at.



The path also provided wonderful stepping stones to cross the various stream crossings…


Then the glorious falls and pools began to appear near the top of the path!  This one below, complete with brave swimmers in the chilled waters, was just the beginning of the most spectacular sight I have ever seen!


Every step or two up the path revealed a simply amazing view.  I must have taken a few hundred pictures easily. I have selected some of my favorites to share with you below.  It was not an easy task however, but I hope you enjoy what I finally settled on.  The water was crystal clear, the rocks so delightfully colorful….I will let them speak for themselves… words could not even begin to do them justice nor describe their beauty…























I could have lingered in this place forever where the River Brittle has carved a spectacular iconic sight amongst the mineral laden rocks in its path – it was that beautiful! I did begin my trek back down, however, and across the way to where my car was parked along the road on the other side of the valley.

I continued traveling on down the road to the small village of Glenbrittle and enjoyed the black sand beaches at the waters edge.



Although I also visited a lot more the rest of the day, I will share those adventures in my next post.  I feel as though the fairy pools deserved a post of their own especially because this post is also of significance – a landmark..  It is my 100th post!!!

Imagine that! When I first started out doing this a couple of years ago, I couldn’t imagine I would have much to say or share after a couple of posts.  Just goes to show you how wrong you can be!  The older I get, the more I realize I don’t know the half of it!

Until the next time…hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!






Author: Claudia Frew

Adventuresome, independent, and fun-loving 68-year young American great-grandmother who loves to travel; often going solo!

6 thoughts on “Isle of Skye – Fairy Pools”

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, really captured the brilliant colors of the streams, pools, and countryside. Your 100th post is certainly memorable. Fabulous posts, along with your very descriptive narratives are a pleasure to follow.

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