Loch Coruisk is a fresh water loch on the Isle of Skye (Gaelic Coire Uisg / the ‘Cauldron of Waters’) 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

The Black Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye, curve around Loch Coruisk
The Black Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye, curve around Loch Coruisk

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

On a recent Scotland tour, we added this wonderful corner of the Isle of Skye to our itinerary. 

The Bella Jane boat sails across Loch Scavaig ready to encounter the grey seals. Basking sharks and dolphins are regular visitor
The Bella Jane boat sails across Loch Scavaig ready to encounter the grey seals. Basking sharks and dolphins are regular visitorshttps://scottishguidedtours.com/isle-of-skye-scotland-tour/

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

The " Bad Step" above Loch Scavaig is not for the faint hearted. A steep, sheer rock face with the water below.
The ” Bad Step” above Loch Scavaig is not for the faint hearted. A steep, sheer rock face with the water below.

A tricky rock face with a sheer drop into Loch Scavaig and not for the faint hearted.

Elgol is a great addition to any Scotland travel plans you have, and coupled with a boat trip on the BellaJane or Misty Isle Cruises makes this a truly marvellous experience.

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…’ 

The Cuillin ridge, an epic ridge walk on Skye towers above Loch Coruisk
The Cuillin ridge, an epic ridge walk on Skye towers above Loch Coruisk

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.

Quiraing area of Skye
Looking across the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye

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.

The mountains of Skye, bathed in sunshine with a typical single track Scottish Highland road meandering into the distance
The mountains of Skye, bathed in sunshine with a typical single track Scottish Highland road meandering into the distance