Dùn Caan

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The distinctive flat-topped summit of Dùn Caan (Dùn 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 Dùn Caan is very boggy and indistinct in places. Some steep ground but no scrambling involved.

Public Transport

Ferry to Raasay from Sconser on Skye; Sconser is served by bus.


Churchton Bay ferry terminal, Raasay. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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