The high point of the lovely Isle of Raasay may be a mere 444m above sea level, but it's a characterful little hill with a distinctive sawn-off summit that is recognisable from afar. What's more, on its eastern flank Dun Caan achieves its full height in just over 1km, a steep craggy slope that gives it a real mountain feel. With Torridon to the northeast and the Cuillin arrayed across the southern horizon, it's quite a viewpoint too. This quick, easy ascent gives you a massive bang for your buck.
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Distance: 3.45 miles (5.56 km)
Total ascent: 319m
Time: 2 hours (Walking)
SummitsDun Caan 444 m
Small car park beside the minor road that runs south-north along the island. The start of the walk is signposted, NG560405
A clear, well-drained path that makes light work of the otherwise rough and boggy terrain of Raasay's interior. The final summit ascent is quite steep.
Calmac ferry from Sconser on Skye to the new terminal at Churchtown Bay on Raasay
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by Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com