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 that became victims of the Highland Clearances.


Walk Grade Distance Time
Bagh an Inbhire (Inver Bay) gradegrade3km 1.5 hours
Calum's Path and Fladda, from Arnish gradegrade5.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Screapadal gradegrade5.5km 1.5 - 2 hours
Churchton Bay, Inverarish and Raasay woodlands gradegrade6.5km 2 - 2.5 hours
Hallaig, from North Fearns, Raasay gradegrade6.5km 2 hours
The Ironstone Mines and the Burma Road gradegrade10km 3 - 4 hours
Dun Caan gradegradegrade15.5km 4.5 - 6 hours

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