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Loch Coruisk

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Elgol IV47 8SW, Scotland
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the option, do this tour. You have the option to stay up to 4 hours, which I wish we did because we only had an hour and a half which wasn't nearly enough. one of the most beautiful places you will ever...More

Thank rangerstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant sea trip on the Misty Island. Guided by Seamus Mhor ( oh yes he was that good) a full boatload thoroughly enjoyed the stories, the instructions, the sights of the many seals and sea birds, before landing at Loch Coruisk for a walk and...More

Thank Tillyman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are several boats running trips from Elgol jetty in to the jetty at Coruisk. You can land a take a few hours to walk around or stay on board for a 1.5hr roundtrip. Dramatic views of the Cuillins - plus seals and birdlife. Well...More

1  Thank Alasdair S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A short, informative boat ride, and we were dropped at Lake Coruisk to explore for several hours. Oncew over rthe river feeding the bay, we were treated to amazing views of the Lake backed up by the most wondrous Cuillen mountain range. This was a...More

Thank hihatstandards
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Amazing place, makes you feel like you are in a movie. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking. You would never walk away, no matter the weather. And seals, too!

Thank larobime
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My friend and I booked a boat trip with Misty Isles boat trips to go to Loch Coruisk. It was a great ride, saw lots of seals. Then we were dropped off and left for a couple of hours to explore the Loch. To get...More

Thank Carolinemacdonald265
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We took a boat trip to Loch Coruisk and well worth the journey down to Ergol to get the boat (beautiful scenery even before we got to the boat). The boat trip was good with Bella Jane boats very informative and all the staff were...More

Thank Jkad43
Reviewed 6 June 2017

went here to catch a boat to go on one of the tours, which were great and well worth the money. Elgol is a lovely place and the local people seemed very friendly and laid back. There is a little school on the harbour, still...More

Thank jetsaver
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been to the loch twice now and I would go back again tomorrow. The scenery is fantastic with the Cuillin Ridge reflected in the waters of the loch. It is reasonably quiet compared to other tourist attractions on Skye, but I would book...More

1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Only accessible by boat but well worth the trip. Lots of seals to look at on the way, and a walk round the Loch if you are up to it and have the time.

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Response from scothernite | Reviewed this property |
We had lovely sunny weather which may cloud the issue. We took a five and three year old with no problem. There is a shingle beach and further along a waterfall.
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