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Name:Dun Caan
Hill number:1227
Height:444m / 1457ft
RHB Section:17A: North Skye and Raasay
County/UA:Highland (UA)
Island:Raasay
Maritime area:Raasay to Loch Alsh & Kishorn
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (400-499m), SIB, Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,4,SIB,Y)
Grid ref:NG 57918 39483
Summit feature:rock 13m SE of trig point
Drop:444m
Col:Sea
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 24 32
(1:25k) 409
Observations:rock 45m N at NG 57918 39527 is an alternative summit
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 207 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Debs & Tali, Dun Caan dash. Minutes to spare getting back to the ferry, although managed to pop in the distillery and very nice cafe cabin.Mountain Goat26/09/2019
2 of 3: From Carn Sgrabach. With David.ChrisR29/04/2019
From good parking at 561405. Good tracks all of the way. A really interesting walk in an unusual landscape. Windy but clear. Solo.bolton02/10/2018
From road on marked path. Great views from summit near trig point.NormanW04/08/2018
Walked alone, after abandoning my attempt to climb in the Skye Cuillin due to descending cloud and rain. Raasay stayed fine and dry, though overcast. Used the tourist route from the road at Balmeananch. Easy footpath over moorland with Dun Caan not seen until half way. A steep trench must be crossed at Loch na Meilich, with an interesting sandy beach on the loch, followed by the steep last pull up the volcano-like cone. View stunning of Skye, surrounding islands, and mainland peaks. Well worth the £16 ferry crossing. Get a coffee in Raasay House afterwards.jamessteel10027/07/2018
Great hill! Could have a party up there!eilidh02/06/2018
After yesterday's blanket cloud over to of the island, I prayed for clearance this morning. Even better done sunshine. It didn't disappoint. This one is a real treat reasonable weathervegibagger05/05/2018
M J O DC JM same route of approach as previously. Another superb day for visibility. Same great views.Martin6602/11/2017
From road to W following the path with J, Martin66, JC & the Big O. Superb views on a great day. Back by the same route.NotReallyABagger02/11/2017
round of carn sgrabach, dun caan, meall daimh, from 561405robertphillips16/09/2017
A Birthday trip to Raasay with LindsayJanet M14/09/2017
with NB, DR ashore from Churchton Bay.Frank22/07/2017
Walked from Dave's Boat moored in Churchton Bay with FR and DR.Bheinn22/07/2017
Walked up from the ferry. Superb viewpoint.dal21/07/2017
Glorious day. Sea eagle seen from summit.prwild31/05/2017
M O MH MHa DS IS. Excellent ascent from the west in fabulous conditions. Blue sky and no wind. Great vp.Martin6604/11/2016
Hot, sunny, calm, good views.iangalbraith09/05/2016
After Beinn na h-Iolaire with Jenx after Marhofn 2015. Easy track from road, picked up Meall Daimh on way down.nordicstar12/06/2015
Carried Seumas all of the way up and down in baby carrier :-)assynt_bob22/05/2015
Walked up with Rois and Eoin after staying at Tigh Thormuid Dubh the night before. Started at the Burma Road and wandered up through the Bealach Ruadh. Superb views. Back down for a wild camp on the track to Hallaig.GravelMonkey05/04/2015
Good parking area at the start of the path at NG 5613 4034. Follow the obvious path south east. At NG 5758 3930 there is a sudden descent on a slanting path to the head of the loch. The path then continues obviously to the summit through a series of zig zags.geralddavison24/03/2015
Caught the first ferry and were confused as the new pier is where the old pier was. Walked through rhododendron infested forest to the Inverarish Burn and then on to Dun Caan. The Path starts on Torridon Sandstone, past a thin band of quartzite, along the top of a granophyre escarpment and finally up an isolated basalt sharks fin. After the top, walked NW to the road and Oskaig where the field walls have massive bushy lichens. Followed the coast back to pier. Excellent views enhanced by rainbows sweeping across the sound.mindlessflogger23/12/2014
Good parking and excellent path to the superb viewpoint at the summit. One of the best!AndrewFinnimore13/05/2014
With Geordie PeterBigNick26/08/2013
fascinating hill with fine views, lives up to its appearance from a distance. layby 561405, 'tourist' tk to summit RHW14/07/2012
With Mrs G. An easy walk up this interestingly shaped hill which is the highest point on Rasaay. A snow storm on the top was also interesting! We started from the small pull-in off the road half-way up the island, where there was room for 3 or 4 cars.jonglew16/05/2012
From NW with RichardM and DeniseTopographer5704/06/2011
Jonathan Wood's vehicle with Chris Watson & Jim Bloomer via the track from the minor road to NW, very scenic.Dugswell203/06/2011
petey03/05/2011
Unfortunately it was a day of low cloud so unable to get the full benefits of the ascent from the ferry.JohnW27/04/2010
brilliant!Philonehalf11/07/2008
Parked in lay by at start of signed path. Path all the way to top at 14.20. Boswell was here in 1772. I did a Mr Pastry like attempt at The Outer Circle reel from B'ham's 60th Anniversary book of SCDs.arranc06/10/2007
CK SheilaS31/05/2007
Along the track from the road to the West, with Rebecca in backcarrier.agentmancuso03/04/2007
Path from the west.Geoff Briggs31/05/2005
Solo ascent. Took ferry to Raasay.Man of Kernow119/05/2003
Parked on the main road on Raasay where the track leaves for the summit. Made good progress up to the lochan. Then had to drop down to the two lochs that provide Raasay with its water. Great views from the top.garyhoney06/04/2002
with K, Ali Wood, Jack Wood, Sue Courchee. Cycled from Ferry to nearest point on road.IanHHill30/07/2001
Just after a devastating outbreak of Foot & Mouth disease with the countryside still closed in affected areas S. of Central Scotland, so we were surprised there were no precautions coming off the ferry. We walked from the pier using good paths shown on the 1/50K OS map. Fascinating table-top summit and very extensive views all round. A cloud base just above 2000 ft meant we could only see the moorland below the Cuillin ridge, though. Back via Oskaig, mostly on road but very little traffic. With brother, Petepwheeler19/05/2001
From the bike at the road.Eddie31/08/2000
Date is first visit. Notes from later...fascinating hill with fine views, lives up to its appearance from a distance. layby 561405, 'tourist' tk to summit RHW13/06/2000
27/04/2000 - RT - Warm/sunnySidath1627/04/2000
Est. date Blisco01/06/1999
A great day cycling on Raasay, then a fell run in pouring rain and deep bog to the summit of this fantastic hill. No view tho!thenomad29/07/1998
With Catherine and KatrionaRobF14/07/1996
An easy walk while producing a geological map of the island. Weather mild and sunny. A few patches of snow present. Lots of snow on the Cuillins above about 500 metres.isabelle13/04/1994
Ferry across and direct climb to top, trig pointRhayader_wander27/06/1988
A fine peak flat topped with steep sides and great views.KRae04/03/1988
First Marilyn, aged 4. Exact date not knowncallumblack01/08/1980
PeteN01/01/1970