Put on some good walking boots, take a packed lunch and discover Raasay’s highest peak, its secret beaches, abandoned townships, singing brooks and native forests. If you’re coming for a day trip and wish to explore the north of the island, please note that there is no public transport and you will need a car or bike to get there.
The Forestry Commission has produced a wonderful leaflet and map of Raasay and some of its many walks. Copies can be picked up free of charge in Raasay Stores. Another ‘must have’ accompaniment to your island adventure is Nick Fairweather’s brilliant illustrated guide, Exploring Raasay published by Thirsty Books. Copies are available online of from Raasay Stores.
Artist Frances Priest together with local plant expert Stephen Bungard produced a beautiful map of Raasay charting some of the walks below but with the added dimension of describing the unique plant habitats of each area from bog to coast and mountain. Copies of this map can be purchased from Raasay House online from Atlas Arts.