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Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Beinn Na Caillich-Skye


Postby ianaird » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:15 pm

Route description: Beinn na Caillich and the Broadford Red Hills

Grahams included on this walk: Beinn Dearg Mhor (Broadford), Beinn na Caillich (Broadford)

Date walked: 12/12/2010

Time taken: 4 hours

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Having been unable to get out for a couple of week's and with the list of chores to do at home getting longer by the day, myself and the old boy decided on a shorter day, with broadford only half an hour away we chose a route i had walked before and enjoyed.


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We set off from the wtw at Strollamus about a mile or so north of Broadford.

Weather was perfect, hovering around the freezing mark and hardly a cloud in the sky, although very hazy in the distance.

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Great wee hill this with some nice scrambling sections, i guess very much untouched due to it's neighbours.

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Looking back from where we came

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The way up

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Hey, wait for me!


The views from the top of these hill's have to be one of the finest you can get of the Cuillin's and of the red hill's, been up here a few times and the jaw drops every time.

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The top of Beinn Dearg Mhor

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Looking over to Beinn na Caillich

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Looking back up Beinn Dearg Mhor

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The final ascent of the day up onto Beinn na Caillich

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Top of Beinn na Caillich

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The way down

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Back to the start

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A very enjoyable day with great weather and stunning views.
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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby GraemeMac » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:12 pm

Brilliant, these hills looked so tempting when i was walking through Skye in the summer, knew there would be great views to the cuillin. I think the hazyness can add a good effect to the view when the tops are covered in snow
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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby Wanderlust » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:54 pm

Good little walk that is. Nice pics too :)
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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby malky_c » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:21 pm

Ah, to have these hills so close to home - that'd be great :D

I could see a slight glimmer of sunshine out to the west yesterday, so I guessed the weather was probably better out that way. Looks like it was!

Not been up these yet, but looking forward to them. Interesting variation on the normal route - most people start these from Old Corry don't they?
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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby davetherave » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:01 am

Really enjoyed your report on those super wee hills. Never been to Skye yet, some time soon I hope.

Thanks.
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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby ianaird » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:33 pm

most people start these from Old Corry don't they?

Hi Malky, ye the normal route is up from the old corry, my dad's guide book starts you off between Broadford and Torrin which was a new one on me, this route is a little more interesting with some scrambling sections, if that sort of thing takes your fancy, great wee hill's where ever you leave from.

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Re: Beinn Na Caillich-Skye

Postby kinley » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:41 pm

Skye looking grand there 8)

Sounds an interesting wee route :)
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