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Rocky coasts and spectacular views wherever you turn

This small, vibrant island has exceptional wildlife, diverse woodlands and an unusual cultural heritage. Best known as the birthplace of Gaelic poet Sorley Maclean, and the place where Calum MacLeod built a road by hand to save his community, today it's easy to reach by ferry from Skye.

Inverarish forest is just a short walk from the ferry. A bike or car will help for Brochel forest and Raasay's beautiful northern tip. You'll be outdoors most of the day, so don't forget waterproofs and something to eat.

Our Isle of Raasay leaflet will help you explore this fascinating island.


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Soak up the sea views on the coastal trail to the abandoned village of Screapadal.

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Walk from the ferry to this fascinating forest full of unexpected island heritage and striking views of Skye.

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