The Island With Everything
Raasay has so much to offer for those staying or just visiting for the day. Put on some good walking boots and discover Raasay’s secret beaches and abandoned townships, or visit some local shops and businesses offering fantastic souvenirs as well as a range of choices for food and drink.
Arnish to Fladda
At the end of Calum’s Road, Arnish marks the beginning of Raasay’s north end. The rock here turns red in the sun and the sea’s rich blue reminds you of the Mediterranean.
From here you can visit Fladda, a tidal island in the north west. The enjoyable path between Arnish and Fladda was built by Calum MacLeod and his brother and recently improved by a community initiative.
A superb hill walk to the distinctive flat-topped summit of Dun Caan (Dun Cana), the highest hill on the Isle of Raasay and a wonderful viewpoint to both Skye and the mainland.
On the way to the summit, you will pass by Loch na Man (Lake of the Woman) where legend has it an each-uisge or kelpie resides. The path is easy to follow, but care should be taken on the summit.
Hallaig was Raasay’s largest settlement before the Highland Clearances. This stunning walk takes you to a cairn commemorating Sorley Maclean’s poem of the same name.
Across the sea, views of Applecross and Torridon dominate the horizon while overhead, sea eagles and golden eagles can frequently been seen. The path is gentle but becomes less defined after Hallaig wood.
Inverarish is packed with inviting trails, fascinating history and unbelievable views. You can visit the ruins of an Iron Age broch, follow in the footsteps of German prisoners of war, and see the impressive remains of Raasay’s iron ore industry.
St Moluag’s, North Bay
St Moluag’s, North Bay and the Pictish Stone is an easy circuit route around Raasay House taking in some of the island’s rich history. St Moluag was a Scottish missionary and contemporary of St Columba, who evangelised the Picts of Scotland in the 6 th century.
One of Raasay’s best kept secrets, the Queen and her family would visit Inver for a picnic every year while the Royal Yacht Britannia lay moored off the coast. A beautiful walk through native woodlands culminates in a secluded beach with breathtaking views of Skye.