Friday 7th May 2010

 

Start Point : Parking area on Raasay north road (NG 561 405)

                   

Distance : 3.5 miles          Height Ascended : 350 metres

 

Route Map

 

Dun Caan, highest point on the island of Raasay, is the remains of a volcanic plug.

It provides a short easy walk with spectacular views of Skye and the Scottish mainland.

Raasay is approximatly 14 miles long and approximatey 3 miles wide at it’s widest point.

The ferry serving the island leaves from Sconser, near the mouth of Loch Sligachan on the

Isle of Skye, before crossing the southern end of the Sound of Raasay to a slipway at

Suisnish, at the south western tip of Raasay.

  

 

MV Loch Striven approaching Sconser with the distinctive shape of Dun Caan on Raasay in the background.

 

After a short drive from the slipway at Suisnish and through the woods north of Inverarish there are great views across to Skye.

 

The short walk up to the summit Dun Caan starts here.

 

The Cuillins.

 

Looking back down the track - Ben Tianavaig on the left and The Storr in the distance to the right.

 

Dun Caan over the lochan by the escarpment of Bealach Ruadh.

 

Looking south from the approach to Loch na Meilich.

 

Loch na Meilich and two boxers itching to get their feet wet.

 

  

Overlooking Loch na Meilich on the approach to the summit.

 

The whole of the Cuillins.

 

Looking to the north end of Raasay.

 

The summit and Inner Sound.

 

Across Inner sound to the Applecross Peninsula and Kyle of Lochalsh.

 

Bruce and Martha share the summit.

 

Bruce.

 

The Storr (centre) and the Trotternish peninsula stretching northwards.

 

The view south from the summit plateau ain't bad either.

 

Wheatear.

 

 

The serene and not so serene………

 

Almost back to the start…………………….

 

……………………………..and back in time for the last ferry.