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“heaven on earth”
Review of Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk
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US$423.02*
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Private Full Day Tour of Skye and Lochalsh from Kyle of Lochalsh
Ranked #3 of 7 things to do in Elgol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Oh my God what a fantastic place.
this beautiful land locked Loch is a superb place to spend the day.
be it for walking, picnicing or climbing, it truly is a bit of heaven right here on earth.
use the boat trip from Elgol across Loch Scavaig £24 adult return fare and they wont leave you if you are late getting back.

Thank pickybeggar
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Took ferry from Elgol to visit Loch Coruisk, and what a beautiful place. Great hikes all around, and just beautiful. Everywhere you look is beautiful - it's like a feast for your eyes. What a treat it was. I'm so grateful places like this still exist in the world!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We walked from sligachan over the hill and took tents and camped at coruisk. It was magical and made our sky trip. One of our party suffers vertigo so the bad step around to camasumary was going to be a challenge. So I ended up scoping it, doing it, coming back and taking her rucksack then supporting her across. A real rush! Long walk back to the slig and u can see the pub from miles n miles away. A must for adventurous walkers not confident enough for the cuillin ridge.
Or u can get the Elgol boat trip too!

1  Thank Jebidiah-69
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We took the boat trip with Bella Jane to the Loch. Despite starting of as a rainy day, about half way in to our walk the rain stopped, sun emerged and we had stunning views for the rest of the walk. Beware that it can be quite arduous and although we managed to walk around the loch in 2.5 hours it might be best to leave more time - especially to ensure you don't miss the boat back!

Thank Lil_Lisa77
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Absolutely lovely, what a place, seals everywhere, Went with Aquaexlore.

To put it simply JUST GO !!!!!!

Thank sazandy
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