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Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve

Houghgarry, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Scenic Locations

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Tel:01876 560287

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An RSPB information centre is situated on the reserve. Many wading and farmland birds nest on the flower rich machair (grassland) including corn buntings and corncrakes.


Park by the information centre just outside the village of Houghgarry. There are various paths and trails around the reserve. Good walking footware Is advisable.

Photography Tip

Photography of the beaches is usually best late in the day as the sun sets over the Atlantic ocean. Traigh Iar is the most popular for seacapes looking to the south east towards the South Uist hills in the evening light.

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What's Nearby

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  2. Corn Bunting is our largest bunting. Dull streaked brown, with paler underparts, a…

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  3. Much slimmer and smaller than the corn bunting this bird is often breeds in reed beds.

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  1. Adults are large and bright white, except for a yellowish head and black wingtips.

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  2. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

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  3. A stunning white beach and is easily accessible through the village of Hougharry.

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  4. Corncrakes are related to moorhens, coots and rails but differ from most members of the…

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  5. White Billed Diver - Balranald

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  6. St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is…

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  7. Kilpheder Cross

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  8. The folly was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the…

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  9. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

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  10. Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

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  11. Free Presbyterian Church
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    3.4 miles away
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