Sometimes a change of pace is exactly what we need. On your next trip to Scotland, take the chance to explore the peaceful pockets of the land, discover something totally new, and perhaps take a step back from the fast-paced nature of modern life.
One of our favourite escapes is to explore Fairy Pools just moments away from Bosville Hotel, at the foot of the Black Cuillins near Glenbrittle beautifully crystal-clear blue pools on the River Brittle.
These legendary pools entice visitors from across the globe, for those brave enough they make great ‘Wild Swimming’. For the less adventurous these magical Fairy Pools are a fabulous photo opportunity.
This first waterfall is the highest fall and deepest pool, for the courageous there are some terrific high jumps. On the opposite side of the river, it is possible to jump into deep blue pool which is approximately 10 metres deep.
The second pool is the most renowned, a beautifully clear blue pool idea for swimming. It features a natural archway, offering an exhilarating under water swim though the arch.
The walk to the pools uses the same route there and back. The complete return distance to the first main waterfall and pool is 2.4km, with the average time to complete the walk being 40 minutes (with no stops). Most people will spend some time working their way up the river from the first waterfall exploring the different pools.
Whatever you choose to do, the Isle of Skye is a great place to replenish, reset and recharge.
Book a night stay at Bosville Hotel and recharge on Skye.