Balranald Nature Reserve

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A superb circuit of an RSPB nature reserve on the very western tip of North Uist, with an impressive rocky foreshore and two sandy beaches. There are lots of opportunities to see birds such as corncrakes, corn buntings and lapwing (depending on the season of course) and possibly an otter.

The walk crosses areas of machair, a distinct coastal grassland that supports many species of bird, plant and invertebrate. The environment is now being carefully managed to increase its suitability for ground-nesting birds and insects like the great yellow bumble-bee. There is an RSPB visitor centre on site, at the start of the walk.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Outer Hebrides - The Uists and Barra


Birds, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Sea, Toilets