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TITLE
Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00574
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12277
KEYWORDS
loch
hills
Cuillin
Isle of Skye
zoomable images

Loch Coruisk, an often dark and forbidding body of water, lies at the heart of the Cuillin and was probably formed over 280,000 years ago by glacial erosion. Painted by Turner and written about by Sir Walter Scott, Loch Coruisk, 'The Cauldron of Water', is probably the most famous corrie in Britain. The easiest access for visitors unable or unwilling to walk several miles from the nearest road is by boat from Elgol. Regular trips cross Loch Scavaig arriving at a small pier from where a path leads across an eroded rock sill which separates the loch from the sea.

A corrie is created when snow collects in the hollows in the mountains and solidifies into ice. The ice moves and the hollows become deeper. When the ice melts, a loch is created


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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye

INVERNESS: Strath

1930s; 1940s

loch; hills; Cuillin; Isle of Skye; zoomable images

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Loch Coruisk, an often dark and forbidding body of water, lies at the heart of the Cuillin and was probably formed over 280,000 years ago by glacial erosion. Painted by Turner and written about by Sir Walter Scott, Loch Coruisk, 'The Cauldron of Water', is probably the most famous corrie in Britain. The easiest access for visitors unable or unwilling to walk several miles from the nearest road is by boat from Elgol. Regular trips cross Loch Scavaig arriving at a small pier from where a path leads across an eroded rock sill which separates the loch from the sea.<br /> <br /> A corrie is created when snow collects in the hollows in the mountains and solidifies into ice. The ice moves and the hollows become deeper. When the ice melts, a loch is created <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>