Hallaig circuit from East Suisnish

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A challenging circuit incorporating the ruins of the cleared village of Hallaig, made famous through the poetry of Sorley Maclean.


Mixture of minor road, track, small paths and pathless moorland with some hill climbing.

Public Transport

None to start. Ferry to Raasay (5km from start) from Sconser, buses to Sconser.


East Suisnish pier, Raasay. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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