Loch Coruisk is a fresh water loch on the Isle of Skye (Gaelic Coire Uisg / the ‘Cauldron of Waters’) and as such it makes for an incredible addition to your Scotland travel.
A back door to the Cuillin mountains, and with views of epic proportions.
…a scene so stern as that dread lake.. Sir Walter Scott
They say memories are the treasure trove of the mind, and this is one of the best views in Europe.
Not just the view, but the feel of your surroundings will stay with you forever.
A special place. A fey place, and a place where water horses lurk in the deep loch.
Yet, on a fine day like today, you would still consider taking your chances. Even if it is just dipping your toes.
Water horses lurk in the deep
Most visitors travel by boat from the little harbour at Elgol, although you can walk from Sligachan (7-8 miles)
The rocky coastline from Elgol can be walked also , but this involves negotiating the “Bad Step”
The “Bad Step” above Loch Scavaig
A tricky rock face with a sheer drop into Loch Scavaig and not for the faint hearted.
Sir Walter Scott visited the Cuillin and Loch Coruisk in 1814 and described it thus: ‘Rarely human eye has known A scene so stern as that dread lake, With its dark ledge of barren stone…’
Skye is huge, be adventurous & explore more on your Scotland travel
An Isle of Skye sightseeing tour can naturally draw you to the North East of the Island, and to the beautiful Trotternish peninsula.
The Trotternish is a must see, and a great start to any Isle of Skye sightseeing tour.
The Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, Lealt Falls and over to the Quiraing to name a few.
This does not mean you’ve seen it all. Far from it!!
Skye is a large island. The largest of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland with over 400 miles of coastline.
On a private guided tour of Scotland, one of the advantages is exploring places large bus tours will never reach, and having a local guide.
Sometimes secret places or sometimes places less visited.
Find out about adding a trip to Loch Coruisk on your multi day Scotland tour with Scottish Guided Tours.