Friday 7th May 2010
Start Point : Parking area on Raasay north road (NG 561 405)
Distance : 3.5 miles Height Ascended : 350 metres
Dun Caan, highest point on the
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 its widest point.
The ferry serving the island leaves from Sconser, near the mouth of Loch Sligachan on the
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.
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
The whole of the Cuillins.
Looking to the north end of Raasay.
The summit and Inner Sound.
Across Inner sound to the
Bruce and Martha share the summit.
The Storr (centre) and the Trotternish peninsula stretching northwards.
The view south from the summit plateau ain't bad either.
The serene and not so serene
Almost back to the start .
..and back in time for the last ferry.