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Beinn na Cro - a small hill on Skye

Beinn na Cro - a small hill on Skye


Postby john923 » Sat May 16, 2009 8:01 pm

Route description: Beinn na Cro, Torrin

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Beinn na Cro

Date walked: 18/12/2009

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Date - 4th April 2009
Weather - Fine
After a fairly strenuous outing the previous day this was just right for an afternoon stroll and easily done in 2.5 - 3hours.
Here is the view from the start of the walk - we parked just a few feet from the signposts.
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Beinn na Cro from starting point

Didn't get started till 2pm and after the first 200m the route ascended at a steady but not taxing incline. There wasn't a lot of vegetation so the going was dry underfoot. There' wasn't much of a path either didn't matter. This is one of those walks where, on a sunny afternoon, you can just meander upwards choosing your own line. We had excellent views west to Bla Bheinn and east to the Red Cuillin hills, though it was too hazy to see much northwards.
Quite blustery on top so we didn't stay there long - just long enough to look down Strath Mor..
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Looking down on Strath Mor

The descent is easy, we didn't have to go far down before we could see starting point.
Here is Beinn na Cro from the Elgol road.
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Beinn na Cro from Elgol road

Of course we had to go down to Elgol to see the famous Cuillin view. This was only our second visit to Skye so were really pleased to see it in such perfect conditions. And here we are..
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On Elgol shore
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Re: Beinn na Cro - a small hill on Skye

Postby canisp » Sat May 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Great shot from Elgol looking to the Cuillin, somewhere i’ve wanted to visit for over 15 years but never managed to get to :( maybe this year :D
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Re: Beinn na Cro - a small hill on Skye

Postby Paul Webster » Sun May 17, 2009 9:19 am

It's a great wee hill for a quick jaunt like that, with views out of all proportion - and I've never seen anyone else on it. Good photos you got too.
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