...is one of the largest permanent whirlpools on Earth and the most
dangerous stretch of water around the British Isles. It is situated
between the islands of Jura and Scarba.
View to the Whirlpool form Jura to Scarba
If you are interested in how the Corryvreckan Whirlpool works have
a look at Gemini Cruises (visit link).
The author, George Orwell wrote his novel "1984" while living on
Jura at Barnhill near the Corryvreckan. When on his boat in the
Gulf of Corryvreckan he was drawn into the whirlpool and his boat
capsized. Luckily, he and his crew escaped death. Others have not
been so lucky. Folklore has it that near this channel the local
villagers were attacked by Norsemen and their homes were looted.
The locals lured the marauders back into their boats and led them
into these dangerous waters. Using their local knowledge of the
tides and eddies, the local mariners were able to row ashore at the
very last minute, whilst their attackers were swept into the jaws
of the Gulf of Corryvreckan and were sucked to their death in the
HOW TO GET THERE
Most likely you will enter The Isle of Jura at Feolin Ferry
If you take your car to the island, you can drive up the road to N
56°04.225 W 05° 44.775. From there you need to walk or cycle the
last 6 miles.
For those who travelling on foot the Jura Bus Service can cater for
all your needs. The bus will bring you up to N 56° 01.625 W 005°
46.364. From there it's about 9 miles to Corryvreckan. The bus
service runs from Monday to Saturday. For further information call
Alex Dunnachie on +44 (0)1496 820314 or +44 (0)1496 820 221.
PS: The Whirlpool is seen best at spring tide! Check the tide:
More caches on The Isle Of Jura
THE ISLE OF JURA: Feolin Ferry (visit link), Corryvreckan Whirlpool
(visit link), PAPS OF JURA: Beinn An Oir
(visit link), WEST COAST OF JURA: Am Miadar
(visit link), The Natural Arc (visit link), Glengarisdale Bay (visit link)
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