The Kyleakin Grahams. August 2010.

Date: Saturday 30th August 2008
Distance: 7.6km
Ascent: 760m

Last day on Skye – what a wash-out! The Cuillin had been on full show on Sat 23rd August as we arrived at 1630hrs. By 1730hrs the rain started, then we had a full week in a cottage from which you could, allegedly, see the Cuillin, except it did not clear once. 🙄

We did however get to see Merlin, Kestrel, Peregrine (took a twite on the wing and fed within 100m), hen harriers, buzzards and one great view of a Sea Eagle from the cottage. 😀

Heading from Skye to Torridon, thought we’d climb the other 2 Grahams at the south end of Skye – Sgurr na Coinnich and Beinn na Caillich.

Park up at the Bealach Udal at 280m height on the Kylerhea road. In true Graham fashion just strike up the hill over trackless hillside – we headed for the bealach with Beinn na Greine at NG 753 222.

Easy slopes to Sgurr na Coinnich. Grey skies as was the norm but a good feel for the potential views along Loch Aldh to Eilean Donan, across to Beinn Sgritheall and Knoydart.

Beinn na Caillich and Loch Alsh:

Loch Alsh – Eilean Donan is in there:

Beinn Sgritheall and Knoydart:

The Five Sisters:

Relatively short drop for a Graham (160m) then up fairly steep slopes to the summit of Beinn na Caillich. This would be superb on a good day – Applecross, Torridon, Coulin and round to Knoydart.

Kyleakin and the bridge:

Beinn na Caillich summit pano:

Link to bigger:

Reversed route off.

Headed for Torridon – Our favourite bit a Scotland, rain or shine 😀

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