Isle of Man Walks
Beinn-y-Phott & Carraghan
Date: 8th October 2011
Distance: 3.0 miles
Ascent: 623 feet
Time: 1 hour 25 mins
With: On my own
Start Grid Ref: SC369864
Route Summary: Sartfell Plantation - Slieau Freoaghane - Sartfell - Sartfell Plantation
Walk Summary: This visit to the two Dewey tops of Beinn-y-Phott and Carraghan was the second of three short walks I did on the same day as I aimed to bag as many tops as I could during my stay on the island.
Having completed my first walk of the day to bag the Marilyn top of Slieau Freoaghane I drove a few miles east, back along the B10, before leaving the car at the parking area near the head of Glenn Crammag. From there I set off for Carraghan, initially on the Millenium Way.
In purely walking terms the most satisfactory part of the day was this walk. By doing Slieau Freoaghane first the cloud had by now lifted off both Carraghan and Beinn-y-Phott and so I was able to enjoy the first class views both of the fells and from them. Carraghan was the shapeliest but I think Beinn-y-Phott was my favourite of the two.
When I got back to the car I then set drove round to the Bungalow Station so that I could make the short climb up on to Snaefell and thus conclude this short trilogy of peak bagging walks.
1. Sulby Reservoir
2. Looking back at Slieau Freoaghane that I had climbed earlier in the day
4. The summit of Carraghan
5. Looking across West Baldwin to Colden
7. Slieau Lhost
9. Carraghan from Beinn-y-Phott
10. The top of Beinn-y-Phott