Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk, Elgol: Hours, Address, Loch Coruisk Reviews: 5/5

Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Loch Coruisk (Gaelic Coire Uisg/the 'Cauldron of Waters') is an inland fresh-water loch lying at the foot of the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. Loch Coruisk is reputed to be the home of a water horse. After staying at Dunvegan Castle, 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 loch is accessible by boat from Elgol or on foot from Sligachan (approximately 7-8 miles distance). It is also possible to walk from Elgol, but one section of the path known as the 'Bad Step' presents some potential difficulties for the nervous or inexperienced walker. The northern end of the loch is ringed by the Black Cuillin, often wreathed in cloud. From the southern end the Scavaig River, only a few hundred yards long, discharges into a sea loch, Loch Scavaig. The loch is nearly two miles long, but only about 400 yards wide.
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Kings and Queens London
London, UK725 contributions
Peaceful Loch / great wildlife on the way
Jul 2021 • Couples
We went on the Misty boat trip from Elgol which takes you to this peaceful Loch .You get about 1hr 20 mins here .Take your lunch and enjoy the views .on the way their we saw a mink whale, loads of seals on a rock and two pods of dolphins some of which came right near our boat. ….Trip was £28 each .Great morning out
Written 30 August 2021
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rainbowdolphin90
Edinburgh, UK484 contributions
Beautiful secluded loch
Jul 2021
A beautiful quiet secluded loch set in the foothills of the Cuillins. accessible realistically only by boat, we took a boat trip with Misty Isles from Elgol, passing the seal colony on the way. The trip gave us time to walk to the loch, a short way round it and back to the boat. For a longer walk you will need to catch the early boat there and a later boat back. The short walk we d id was beautiful and peaceful it is possible to swim in the loch but the water is extremely cold.
Written 26 July 2021
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Adrian G
18 contributions
Misty Isle boat trip to a piece of heaven
Sep 2020
We took a tour with Misty Isle boat tours to Loch Coruisk and were not disappointed. Loch Coruisk is nestled in the Cullin hills with dramatic scenery all round along with some great wildlife sightings. Definate trip to take, especially in good weather
Written 28 September 2020
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Matt
Stirling, UK11 contributions
Just see it!
Aug 2020 • Solo
Go - enjoy it’s beauty and how remote it is. Don’t tell anyone else or it might be spoiled! It’s inaccessible unless you like for about 4 hours or take a boat trip. Utterly magnificent!
Written 5 August 2020
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Sorana M
26 contributions
Amazing
May 2019
The scenery is breathtaking. It is a must see and do if you are in the area. Don't miss it. We took the Misty Isle Boat Trip and had a wonderful adventure https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1224708-d1544341-Reviews-Misty_Isle_Boat_Trips-Elgol_Isle_of_Skye_The_Hebrides_Scotland.html
Written 19 December 2019
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SimonBrent
Swindon, UK4 contributions
Wow!
Nov 2018
If you do not go to anywhere else make sure that you take gs time yo go here you will not be sorry.... the peace and quiet is deafening.
Written 9 October 2019
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Clive G
Worcester, UK23 contributions
The view from Sgurr na Stri
May 2019
Sgurr na Stri has been on my bucket list for a few years, and here's why.
Sgurr na Stri is the small arrow head shaped peak to the right of the main Cuillin ridge when viewed across the bay from Elgol on the Isle of Skye. It is only 494 metres high, which is mere 59 metres (193 feet) higher than dear old Worcestershire Beacon back home in the Malvern Hills. However, as you can see it has some truly spectacular neighbours.
The day had not started in a very promising way, as the shot of the boats in Kentra Bay shows, but amazingly enough the weather perked up when I got to Skye - and it's not often you can say that! It was a good walk in from Kilmarie on the Elgol Road, up over the Am Mam pass and down to the remote settlement at Camasunary. From there Monty and I crossed a little river, the Abhainn Camas Fhionnairigh, and then climbed steeply over rough ground into the coire. Topping out you get tantalising glimpses of what is to come, and also back towards Blaven. I knew were close to the summit as we walked up a groove, and then we turned the last corner ...and was confronted with this. I couldn't help myself and let out a very audible '@@@@ me!!!', much to the amusement of a young Austrian couple who were already at the summit. In fact we were the only three people there, taking it in what has to be one of the finest views in these Isles. I've been climbing hills in England, Scotland and Wales for more than 40 years, and have seen many many stunning views - its why I keep doing it. However, I can honestly say there are few more breathtaking views than this.
Written 9 September 2019
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Reece91
Manchester, UK20 contributions
Unbelievable boat trip and walk
Aug 2019 • Couples
We travelled as a couple and brought our dog on the Bella Jane to Loch Coruisk which travels from Elgol. We only opted for 1.5 hours at the Loch but it goes very quickly and I wish we did longer. We got very lucky with the weather and the Loch reflected the Cuillins beautifully. One of the most picturesque places we've ever been too. Highly recommend.
Written 27 August 2019
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Chris P
10 contributions
A Bucket List must do trip
Jul 2019
I am not going to try and describe this place; if you are any where near the area take the boat trip from Elgol and you will see for yourself why!
Written 9 August 2019
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ongkeehong
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
A quite, calm, fairy like and relax Loch
Jun 2019 • Family
We book a standard boat trip to Loch Coruisk, which made us have 1.5 hrs of hiking/walking around there. I walked along the side up towards up stream, allowing 30 mins for the return journey. The shore is full with various size of stone, with some over gorwn covering some soft ground. The water is clam, reflecting the opposite hill like a mirror. The highland surrounding don't have much high tree, which make the land looks likea big patch of lawn. Occasionally can see some moving object froma distance but can't really figure out what animal is that. Overall is a nice and relax walk, with the failry like view, and mirror like reflecting pool.
Written 3 August 2019
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