A rare summit to bag with sensational views of the sands of Harris beaches to the east, St Kilda to the west and the mountains to the north.

Beinn Ra, at 267 metres, is the high point of Taransay. There is no path up to the summit and the free-range route chosen will depend on your landing point on the island. Any free-range route will work. One route, my favourite, is to walk from the landing beach at Paibeil along the south coast to the sands of Loch na h’-Uide, then ascend the south-western flank via the ruins of Fort Loch an Duinn.

Walk the beautiful coastal circuit of Taransay, one of our favourite 50 island routes featured in our book, Islandeering: adventures around the edge of Britain’s hidden islands