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Gaelic: Loch Coire Uisge. The loch of the cauldron of the waters. The coire being the natural shape of the glen inside the hills - there's many a beautiful coire loch to be found in the mountains. This one is unusual being almost at sea level.

Loch Coruisk must have the best views of any pool I’ve swum in.

The loch is tucked behind the mighty Cuillin mountains in The Isle of Skye, inside the vast coire. The water is beautifully clear, and for me the place had a very meditative quality.

An ideal spot for a longer swim, or even just a dip, gazing past your toes at some of Scotland’s most iconic peaks.

Directions: Either a boat trip with the Misty Isle or Bella Jane or a long walk in from Elgol.
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