The path is not demanding but requires a bit of agility: in fact, comfortable shoes are recommended, which are precious at some points.
In times of greater tourist inflow you better get in the morning, possibly not too late, because parking and road fill in quickly.
With the sun you can admire the magnificent light games and the landscape gets enchanting. Without the sun, the Fairy Pools lose their magic a bit. The dry day is also recommended to not sink into the mud, which becomes overwhelming during the rains.
During summer annoying mosquitos - the famous midges - can make your day less enjoyable, but you can use insect repellent or long clothing to keep these pests distant.
For those who love photography, Fairy Pools give the best of themselves on sunny days, but only when the sky tends to darkness or thunderstorm.
If it rained be aware of mud: slipping is very easy. Also, be careful with the stream that swells and becomes dangerous to cross, forcing you to go back.
The walking route is quite easy, but it is not very suitable for children.
Visited in 2013
Get the ferry from Mallaig, or try the road bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh. On the road to Loch Brittle follow the Forestry Commision signs to “Fairy Pools". The walk to the pools is about 2.4 km long.
The climb is pretty tough.
The Fairy Pools are at about half an hour drive from Carbost, on Skye Island. Parking is well marked along the road from Carbost to Glenbrittle Forest. The trail is on the road to Glenbrittle (20 miles from Portree: road from Carbost to Glenbrittle-crossing the signs for the Talkisker Distillery). Parking is quite large, though not huge, and there are no toilets or refreshment points.
From the parking lot, you can reach the first and most beautiful waterfalls in no more than 30 mins walk.