Field Gentian-South Beach

Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Machair

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Usually found in small isolated groups. This particular area, again on the Vatersay self-guided trail, is home to the largest display on Barra and Vatersay. It flowers from mid-July onwards.

Heading uphill towards Eorisdale look out for this amazingly blue alpine flower.

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  1. Coeloglossum viride

    When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily…

    0 miles away
  2. Vatersay is the southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides. It is now linked to…

    0.36 miles away
  3. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

    0.56 miles away
  1. The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three…

    0.78 miles away
  2. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

    2 miles away
  3. The basking SHark (Cetorhinus Maximus) is one of the largest fish seen in the waters…

    2.75 miles away
  4. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

    2.77 miles away
  5. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

    2.77 miles away
  6. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

    2.87 miles away
  7. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

    2.88 miles away
  8. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

    3.95 miles away
  9. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

    4.24 miles away
  10. Eryngium maritimum
    A new colony of a plant that is very rare in the Outer Hebrides

    4.71 miles away
  11. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

    4.87 miles away
  12. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

    5.29 miles away
  13. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

    5.67 miles away
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