Thursday, 17 January 2013

One Man Road

Calum's Road on Raasay took one man ten years to build in the 1960s & 70s. It is now falling into disrepair and needs what it had previously ... loving care.

It avoided cliff-faces, took in bends and presented passing-places. In the past it was used by more pedestrians and in recent years vehicles have taken their toll rather than paid it.

Scottish Islands Explorer - only a quarter the age of the road


David & Margaret Gartside said...

Readers will enjoy Roger Hutchinson's fine book "Calum's Road". On Amazon at c.£6. Title self-explanatory.
Fine morning here in Spain, but we are already planning our island visits in May and June can't wait!

Mavis said...

I bought the book ages ago when it first came out. It's a fascinating story and I have long wanted to walk along the road. This year maybe?

Marc Calhoun said...

I have enjoyed reading Paul Camilli's blog about life at the end of Calum’s Road – check it out at:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Marc. V enjoyable