Howmore Beach and Machair

Howmore, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SH

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 rather fat looking, sparrow-like bird and occurs on the machair, either side of the…

    0.23 miles away
  2. An excellent small area to see a good variety of machair flowers.

    0.23 miles away
  3. Church of Scotland
    0.34 miles away
  1. Tobha Mòr has been an important ecclesiastical centre since early medieval times.

    0.47 miles away
  2. Birthplace of Neil MacEachen protector of Bonnie Prince Charles and father of Alexandre…

    0.53 miles away
  3. St Joseph's Catholic Church
    0.84 miles away
  4. Caisteal Bheagram is a ruin of a 15th/16th Century tower,

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

    0.86 miles away
  6. This sparrow-like bird superficially resembles corn bunting although is much slimmer and…

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

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

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

    1.69 miles away

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    1.78 miles away
  11. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird occurs on the moorland either side of the main…

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

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

    2.33 miles away
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