Calum's Road
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Climbing History on Calum's Road
Raasay is a fourteen-mile long slip of land nestled between Skye and the Scottish mainland. The heathery isle is weighted in history, and the scenery is wonderful: waking up to views across the water of the snow-capped Cuillin mountains is nothing short of spectacular. A highlight here is Calum’s Road, a winding route at the remote northern edge of Raasay running from Brochel to Arnish. Whether you walk, run, or drive, this is an experience like no other. It’s not the cliff edge turns that take your breath away, or the sight of the shimmering Sound; it’s the fact that these two miles of tarmac were laid by one local man in his mid-sixties over the course of twenty years – with the aid of only a pick, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow. The book of the same name by resident writer Roger Hutchison is a must-read before the making journey.
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