One of my favourite things about the UK trip … was actually the planning. I loved researching, making lists, trolling Pinterest and coming up with ideas on how to fill the itinerary. While I was busy researching locations in Scotland there were a million beautiful photos from Isle of Skye. The photos alone where enough for it to make it onto my travel list!
There were so many walks that we could’ve done (all which lead to very impressive locations) but time only allowed for us to do one. The hard part about researching places through photos is it’s hard to know if the beauty captured by a photo (which can be heavily edited) is actually that beautiful in real life. And I can tell you first hand that the Fairy Pool walk on Skye most definitely was. The scenery was that amazing that any novice with a point-and-shoot camera can easily take gorgeous photos!
When we arrived and saw the first waterfall (which wasn’t even on the official walk yet) we started to get super excited!! It was a drizzly kind of day with the clouds sitting low around the tops of the mountains which created a very magical atmosphere.
All the flowing water and waterfalls made me feel like singing ‘Just Around the Riverbend’ from Pocohontas haha (there may be a video of me singing the song while showing the Fairy Pools).
Exploring around the rocks and heading up and down the river bank to try and get closer to the river (mainly because we saw another photographer down by the river bank so we scrambled our way down) was totally worth it.
The Fairy Pools – this link is a great guide to the walk
- Location: Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye
- Cost: Free
- Parking: there is free parking near the start of the walk, however there isn’t too many spots so we had to park on the road
- Walk Summary: total distance 2.4km, approximately 40min – although it did take us a lot longer because we stopped and took photos
- Extra: there is no toilets on location (we discovered this the hard way)