Lough Corrusk, Scotland

Lough Corrusk

Lough Corrusk, Scotland

Remote barely begins to describe a place that can only be reached by a boat or a 5-hour hike over rough terrain (and don’t you be thinking there’s a trail either!). Lough Corrusk is a remote lake on the Isle of Skye. Wait, isn’t the Isle of Skye really famous? Yes, but most people only go to the same few places, and even within Scotland‘s most popular island there are plenty of hidden corners. Encircled by a looming ring of the jagged Black Cuillin Mountains (not to be confused with the rounder Red Cuillins), this quiet lake is the picture of Scotland’s rugged beauty. Spot deer lounging in the grass, and seals down on the rocks by the sea as birds flit and flutter above your head. Get your feet a bit mucky as you squish through the boggy terrain that clutches at the shores of the lake. If you plan your trip well and you’re prepared for hiking, you should be able to circuit the lake. If you’re less confident, just a hike along the shores and back is just as stunning!


Pro tip: Take the boat the Bella Jane to the lake. Or, if you want to hike there, you have the option of sleeping in bothies (a typically Scottish experience!). Keep your cameras out for seals – they are usually on the rocks just before the island – and deer, who sometimes hang around the dock area. 


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*Please note that all photos posted since the start of the Pandemic travel restrictions are from the archives, or taken locally within a short distance of our home. 

2 thoughts on “Lough Corrusk, Scotland

    • It certainly is! The Isle of Skye can be really busy, especially in summer, but Loch Corrusk is a quiet, little visited spot, since the only way to get there requires either a boat journey or a long hike in over the mountains.

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