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Isle of Raasay


Isle of Raasay

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.

Flat-topped 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.

Accommodation


Walk Grade Distance Time
Hallaig visit grade6km 2 hours
Bagh an Inbhire (Inver Bay) gradegrade3km 1.5 hours
Torran Circuit, Raasay gradegrade5.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Screapadal gradegrade5.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
The Ironstone Mines and the Burma Road gradegrade7km 2 - 3 hours
Churchton Bay and Raasay woodlands gradegrade10km 3 - 4 hours
Hallaig circuit from East Suisnish gradegradegrade15.5km 5 - 6 hours
Dun Caan gradegradegrade17km 5 - 7 hours


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