There is only one road on the island and no filling station, so if you take your car over, make sure you have a full tank of petrol.From Skye you will see Dun Caan - the distinctive flat-topped 1456 foot high mountain (an extinct volcano) that makes Raasay look like a shark whose fin has been cut at the top. It was long owned by the Macleods of Lewis until 1843 when the last chief became bankrupt and went to Tasmania.During the winter there are only 4 tours a day, so advance booking is recommended. TALISKER BAY From Carbost, follow the signs on the unmarked roads westwards to Talisker, park your car where the road reaches Talisker House, and walk along the path to the sea.On reaching grey Talisker Bay you will see a waterfall falling into the sea.This structure houses a canon with a cannonball stuck inside.The rock of the Battery is believed to be one of Raasay's symbol stones. Raasay House offers holidaymakers a full range of accommodation, watersports and alsorts of outdoor activities. Once the clan seat of the Mac Leods of Raasay, it can be hired for weddings and corporate events.Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.But if it's whisky you want, why not visit the Talisker Distillery at Carbost?
The Miners Trail (1 hour, stout footwear advisable) goes east towards the disused iron ore mine on the edge of the forest.A small vehicle ferry operates on the 15-minute crossing between Sconser (11 miles south of Portree) and Raasay numerous times a day during the summer (not Sundays) and less frequently out of season.It is the ideal place for a day excursion or a longer stay.PORTNALONG Make a stop at Jean Thomas's Loch Harport Gallery which has a variety of her prints and watercolours depicting local scenes including the Cuillin. Cheap accommodation is available at the Portnalong Croft Bunkhouse & Bothies.
GLENBRITTLE From the B8009 you can also take an unmarked road south to Glenbrittle, well known for its scenic splendour.
When driving between Sligachan and Bracadale on the A863, you can turn off near Drynoch onto the B8009.