Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk is one of those gems in the Scottish Highlands where you get remoteness and beautiful location at the same time. The Loch is encircled by the southern Black Cuillins and has that magic when you think… wow. On the southern shore you will notice a long ridge going up a mountain. This perfect 30 degree ridge are the dubh slabs (or ridge), which is one of the classic climbing routes in Scotland. There is some limited camping in the area but for people who are a member of a Scottish hillwalking or mountaineering club, there is the Loch Coruisk Memorial Hut. Unfortunately, some boats taking tourists from Elgol to Loch Coruisk and this does not make the place seem so remote any more.

Loch Scavaig, which is the water between Elgol and Loch Coruisk has much to offer too. There is a colony of some 300 common seals in the area and you can spot otters and minke whales frequently too.

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