Hougharry Beach and Machair

Hougharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DL

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. White Billed Diver - Balranald

    A rare passage migrant off Uist

    0.14 miles away
  2. Adults are large and bright white, except for a yellowish head and black wingtips.

    0.38 miles away
  3. Corn Bunting is our largest bunting. Dull streaked brown, with paler underparts, a…

    0.76 miles away
  1. Much slimmer and smaller than the corn bunting this bird is often breeds in reed beds.

    0.81 miles away
  2. A beautiful reserve on the north west coast of North Uist with sandy beaches, rocky…

    1.21 miles away
  3. Corncrakes are related to moorhens, coots and rails but differ from most members of the…

    1.62 miles away
  4. At this site, situated on the southern slope of the hill, lie the remains of a Neolithic…

    1.76 miles away
  5. Hosta beach is easily accessible from the main road at Hosta.

    2.25 miles away
  6. Balemore Beach and Machair is easily accessible through the village of Balemore.

    2.67 miles away
  7. St Kilda archipelago can be viewed from the west coast of North Uist. The viewpoint is…

    2.76 miles away
  8. Kilpheder Cross

    3.19 miles away
  9. Free Presbyterian Church
    3.66 miles away
  10. The folly was built on the site of an Iron Age broch by Dr Alexander Macleod in the…

    3.78 miles away
  11. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

    3.82 miles away
  12. Eilean Domhnuill (NF 7470 7530) is an artificial islet in the loch that was occupied…

    4.61 miles away
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