The distinctive flat-topped summit of Dun Caan (Dun Cana in Gaelic) is the highest hill on the Isle of Raasay and a sensational viewpoint. Standing at the top, surrounded by endless views of mountain and sea, one can sympathise with James Boswell who is said to have danced a jig when he visited the summit during his famous tour of the Highlands and Islands with Samuel Boswell.
There is a path for the whole route, though the approach to Dun Caan is very boggy and indistinct in places. Some steep ground but no scrambling involved.
Ferry to Raasay from Sconser on Skye; Sconser is served by bus.
Churchton Bay ferry terminal, Raasay.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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