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TITLE
Loch Coruisk
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_104
PLACENAME
Loch Coruisk
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28958
KEYWORDS
hills and mountains
lochs
Loch Coruisk

Loch Coruisk ("Cauldron of Waters") is an inland fresh-water lake, lying at the foot of the Black Cuillin in the Isle of Skye.

Sir Walter Scott visited the loch in 1814 and described it:

"Rarely human eye has known
A scene so stern as that dread lake,
With its dark ledge of barren stone..."

Lord Tennyson reported:

"Loch Coruisk, said to be the wildest scene in the Highlands, I failed in seeing. After a fatiguing expedition over the roughest ground on a wet day we arrived at the banks of the loch, and made acquaintance with the extremest tiptoes of the hills, all else being thick wool-white fog."

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Loch Coruisk

INVERNESS: Strath

hills and mountains; lochs

J I R Martin

Loch Coruisk ("Cauldron of Waters") is an inland fresh-water lake, lying at the foot of the Black Cuillin in the Isle of Skye. <br /> <br /> Sir Walter Scott visited the loch in 1814 and described it:<br /> <br /> "Rarely human eye has known <br /> A scene so stern as that dread lake, <br /> With its dark ledge of barren stone..."<br /> <br /> Lord Tennyson reported:<br /> <br /> "Loch Coruisk, said to be the wildest scene in the Highlands, I failed in seeing. After a fatiguing expedition over the roughest ground on a wet day we arrived at the banks of the loch, and made acquaintance with the extremest tiptoes of the hills, all else being thick wool-white fog."