Welcome to Raasay


There are several good walks here, including one to the flat-topped conical hill of Dun Caan (443m), and another to the extraordinary ruin of Brochel Castle, perched on a pinnacle at the northern end of Raasay. The Forestry Commission publishes a free leaflet (available in the ferry waiting room) with suggested walking trails.


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$55.73 Cultural & Theme Tours

Applecross, Loch Carron & the Wild Highlands

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lochcarron WeaversWe spend a short while in Lochcarron to soak up the atmospheric sceneryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bealach na Ba Road, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then continue our journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle) which is also known as the Applecross Pass. The road is the third highest in Britain at over 2000 feet; we’ll pause for photos at the summit, so have your camera ready for those jaw-dropping views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye!Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Applecross Photographic Gallery, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then begin our descent to Applecross. Located on a beautiful bay, Applecross is full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers! You may see otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens! We’ll stop here for plenty of time to explore Applecross Village.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shieldaig.orgWe pause for refreshments at ShieldaigDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve, Kinlochewe, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandWe then leave Applecross and begin our return journey to Inverness, with a relaxing drive along the banks of Loch Torridon, and through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is one of the oldest in Britain and is home to plenty of wildlife; you may even spot a golden eagle! Travelling on, our Applecross tour will make brief stops at the villages of Shieldaig and Kinlochewe on our way back to Inverness. Shieldaig is a small fishing village founded in 1800 and takes its name from the Viking word síld-vík which means “Herring Bay” we pause here to admire the scenery and get some refreshments before moving along Loch Torridon on to Kinlochewe and then homeward bound to Inverness where our Applecross tour ends.Duration: 15 minutes

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