The island is about 14 miles by 5 miles wide, and is home to around 160 people.
There is no public transport on Raasay; the only realistic options are to drive, walk or cycle. Hitchhiking is also possible.
If you go to the north of the island, you will probably end up travelling on Calum's Road. Over a period of about ten years (1964-1974), the crofter Calum MacLeod constructed one and three quarter miles of road between Brochel Castle and Arnish, using little more than a shovel, a pick and a wheelbarrow. The road was subsequently paved by the council. Since then, both Calum and the road have been immortalised in song and books. This portion of the road is well-marked, with signs and a memorial cairn at Brochel Castle.