On this tour you spend approximately 1 1/2 hours at the Fairy Pools; the location is windy and exposed, with absolutely no shelter from the elements, so it is imperative that you are appropriately dressed for this. We really cannot stress this enough – if you are soaking wet you will struggle to enjoy the rest of the day. As we say in Scotland, “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing”!
We would strongly recommend wearing hiking boots with ankle support (as a minimum you will need sturdy comfortable trainers/sneakers) as the path is often muddy and slippery, and you require to cross a couple of streams on the way to the pools. We would also strongly recommend bringing a waterproof jacket, and ideally waterproof trousers/pants too (note that umbrellas are useless on Skye – they just blow inside out and are rendered useless very quickly). In addition to these essentials we would suggest wearing layers, including a thick sweater/fleece option, and bringing a hat and gloves and warm jacket in your bag.
Even if the sun is shining brightly when you leave Inverness, they do say that you only really experience Scotland when you see four seasons in one day, so please be prepared!