The island is 4.3 miles long and 1 mile wide, the isolated skerries of Hyskeir and Humla lie about 6 miles south west of the island it is the most westerly of the Small Isles archipelago among the Scottish Inner Hebrides, a haven for wildlife that includes rare butterfly species and the magnificent sea eagle, walk to the top of Compass Hill and observe beautiful views weather permitting of both Skye's Cuillin Hills, and the Western Isles, the last out post before North Atlantic.
The Canna ferry leaves from Mallaig and stops off at one of the other Small Isles of Rum, simply turn up at the port office and buy a ticket and go on the next available sailing, for vehicles reservations you need to contact Mallaig port office.
This is a is a island bird sanctuary, with a coastline that supports over 20,000 breeding seabirds, discover the amazingly rich archaeological landscape, from prehistoric fortifications to early 19th-century abandoned settlements.
The Island has about 4 miles of flat roads that offer a delightful cycling route around the Island, with magnificent views of the Isle of Rum with the island of Sanday in the foreground, you can access the island of Sanday by means of a small bridge connecting the two islands.
Canna house, on the Island holds a nationally important archive of Gaelic culture and language, found in recordings along with a unique collection of butterflies, moths and a life time of photography by the owners Dr John Lorne Campbell and his wife Margaret Fay Shaw, step through a beautiful tunnel of escallonia in the walled garden into a bee-friendly sanctuary of lush lawns, flower-filled borders and fruit trees.
In 1981 the island and house passed to the National Trust for Scotland.
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