Drimisdale Beach and Machair

Drimisdale, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RT

Type:Beach

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The beach has white sand, made up from broken shells. The machair runs parallel to the beach and is ideal for walking. It is a haven for wildlife, such as the elusive corncrake and in the summer months the machair is peppered with an assorted variety of wildflowers, including rare orchids.

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  1. This sparrow-like bird superficially resembles corn bunting although is much slimmer and…

    0.53 miles away
  2. Caisteal Bheagram is a ruin of a 15th/16th Century tower,

    0.76 miles away
  3. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    0.77 miles away
  1. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    0.86 miles away
  2. This rather fat looking, sparrow-like bird and occurs on the machair, either side of the…

    0.93 miles away
  3. Tobha Mòr has been an important ecclesiastical centre since early medieval times.

    0.95 miles away
  4. An excellent small area to see a good variety of machair flowers.

    1.09 miles away
  5. Birthplace of Neil MacEachen protector of Bonnie Prince Charles and father of Alexandre…

    1.23 miles away
  6. Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast…

    1.43 miles away
  7. There is a self-guided walk which will take approximately 3 hours.

    1.82 miles away
  8. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird can be found on the moorland north of Loch…

    1.94 miles away
  9. This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

    2.3 miles away
  10. This location is on the shore of a large fresh water loch surrounded by moorland with…

    2.44 miles away
  11. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winter in…

    2.45 miles away
  12. Males are ghostly grey whilst the females and youngsters are brown with a conspicious…

    2.45 miles away
  13. Frequently seen above the surrounding hills.

    2.45 miles away
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