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TITLE
The Red Hills from the Broadford - Sligachan Road
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2577
PLACENAME
Broadford
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Strath
PERIOD
1970s; 1980s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34480
KEYWORDS
mountains
Glamaig
Cuillins
scree
Beinn Dearg
The Red Hills from the Broadford - Sligachan Road

Driving north from Broadford to Portree on the Isle of Skye the road hugs the coastline and passes Glas Bheinn Mhor, the Beinn Deargs and then the distinctive saddle ridge of Glamaig. These bulky hills, known as the Red Cuillin and formed from granite, are smooth, weathered and more rounded than the jagged Black Cuillin. The ascents, though not as challenging as climbing the main Cuillin ridge, can still be arduous with a scramble over peat, heather, grass and higher up, the notorious scree. Once on the top, the efforts are well rewarded with even by Skye standards, a spectacular panorama encompassing the Black Cuillin ridge, the Outer Isles and Beinn Nevis to the south

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The Red Hills from the Broadford - Sligachan Road

INVERNESS: Strath

1970s; 1980s

mountains; Glamaig; Cuillins; scree; Beinn Dearg

Highland Libraries

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Driving north from Broadford to Portree on the Isle of Skye the road hugs the coastline and passes Glas Bheinn Mhor, the Beinn Deargs and then the distinctive saddle ridge of Glamaig. These bulky hills, known as the Red Cuillin and formed from granite, are smooth, weathered and more rounded than the jagged Black Cuillin. The ascents, though not as challenging as climbing the main Cuillin ridge, can still be arduous with a scramble over peat, heather, grass and higher up, the notorious scree. Once on the top, the efforts are well rewarded with even by Skye standards, a spectacular panorama encompassing the Black Cuillin ridge, the Outer Isles and Beinn Nevis to the south