Raasay is just a fifteen minute ferry trip from Sconser on Skye, but is a world apart from its more famous neighbour. Whilst Skye is bare, sweeping and majestic, Raasay offers a more intimate landscape where pockets of woodland and hidden corners abound. The island is quiet, away from the main tourist routes, and its little capital Inverarish is a delightful haven.
The flat-topped volcanic plug of Dun Caan is the objective for many visitors to the island, but there is an excellent network of shorter paths all over the island. The east coast is dotted with the sad remains of Hallaig and Screapadal, once thriving crofting communities but victims of the clearances.
|Hallaig visit||6km||2 hours|
|Bagh an Inbhire (Inver Bay)||3km||1.5 hours|
|Torran Circuit||5.5km||2 - 2.5 hours|
|Screapadal||5.5km||1.5 - 2 hours|
|The Ironstone Mines and the Burma Road||7km||2 - 3 hours|
|Churchton Bay and Raasay woodlands||10km||3 - 4 hours|
|Hallaig circuit from East Suisnish||15.5km||5 - 6 hours|
|Dun Caan||17km||5 - 7 hours|