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Fairy Pools Wedding Photography Guide!
02 May 2017

The walk to the Fairy Pools:

The walk to the Fairy Pools consists of a rough track - which has a tendency to get quite muddy if the weather has been wet.  

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The first difficult part is across this gushing stream.  The rocks become slippery when wet, and, if it has been raining heavily, there is less rock to walk or balance on!

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

One one very wet April day, the stream pictured above was so swollen that it was impossible to cross there.  

We made our way further downstream, where it split into two and the current was less strong, and crossed there.  

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After that, the path continues.  It is by no means difficult terrain, except perhaps in the areas that require you to navigate stepping stones.

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The Fairy Pools:

The walk to one of the most popular pools takes around 20 minutes each way.

There are three main popular pools and plenty of little ones in between!

This pool has a wonderful view of the Cuillins in the background.  It is also close to a small waterfall.  The little ledge close to the waterfall is a great area for you to stand - close to the waterfall but with dry feet!  If the rain has been falling heavily, however, this area is more or less submerged.  

This pool is famous for the magical green hue of the water.  

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer Photo

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer Photo

One of the midway pools is distinctive due to its large rock!  

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer Photo

The major pool nearest the car park requires a bit of a scramble to get to!  With a large, gushing waterfall, it is worth the scramble - provided you are wearing sturdy and waterproof shoes.

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Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools Wedding Photographer

Fairy Pools is only around a 15 minute drive from the beautiful Glenbrittle Beach, as seen below.  

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The Car Park:

The car park fills very quickly in summer, so getting there around 15 to 20 minutes early is a good idea.  Many people park on the sides of the single track roads - however this impedes local traffic, so this is something to avoid.   

The beauty of the Fairy Pools is that you can choose exactly how far you want to walk and exactly which pool you want to be photographed by (or in!)  No matter what you choose, you are guaranteed a spectacular location and an awe-inspiring backdrop.  

 


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