Date: Tuesday 8th June 2010
We’ve avoided the Broadford Grahams for a while – an impression of red bouldery hills has put us off – wrongly as it transpired.
In striking distance with an improving forecast we decided to give them a go.
We took the “Old Corry” road just N of Broadford and parked near the road end.
Followed the Alt a Choire over drying marsh/peat towards Coire Fearchair. We thought the NE ridge of the hill looked most appealing so made for there.
Progress was easy to the foot of the ridge and then on up on easy grassy/boulder terrain – pleasant.
Easy descent – mainly grass and then a reasonably short re-ascent. Spent a while here – broken views of Bla Bheinn. What we saw was impressive.
All the walking to here had been very relaxing – the drop to the bealach with Beinn Dearg Beag was not – this is steep and on loose scree. The paths are worse – steep compacted soil stripped of scree. Much fun was not had but 20mins saw us down.
By the time we reached Beinn Dearg Beag the cloud had cleared a lot and Bla Bheinn was out.
From here an easy walk down the ridge to return to Old Corry.
Other than the scree slope this was the easiest waking we’ve had on South Skye. Extremely pleasant and likely to be re-visited