Traigh Iar Beach and Machair

Sollas, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BX

Type:Beach

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Traigh Iar Beach North Uist

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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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What's Nearby

  1. This dumpy looking finch with prominent white flashes in the wing can often be found on…

    0.42 miles away
  2. The Common Buzzard is sometimes described as "The Tourists Eagle". A commonly seen bird…

    0.75 miles away

  3. Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of…

    1.16 miles away
  1. The Udal is thought to have been occupied from the Neolithic Age right up to the early…

    1.34 miles away
  2. Vallay is a beautiful desserted tidal island and is accessible at low tide from Sollas.…

    1.46 miles away
  3. Malacleit is a peaceful crofting village situated on the edge of Traigh Bhalaigh (Vallay)…

    1.52 miles away
  4. The Cuckoo is often seen along the fence running along the edge of Ben Risary plantation.

    3.08 miles away
  5. The Outer Hebrides are an exceptional place to see this iconic bird, hosting one of the…

    3.47 miles away
  6. Medium sized, sandy brown, day flying owl.

    3.62 miles away
  7. Rare flower found only in North Uist!

    3.64 miles away
  8. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

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

    3.69 miles away
  10. Surrounded by rolling moorland and young plantations this is a hotspot for hen harriers…

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

    3.8 miles away
  12. Clachan Sands beach is a stunning white sandy beach which is accessible via the village…

    4 miles away
  13. Scolpaig Tower is a Georgian folly located near the village of Scolpaig.

    4.74 miles away
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