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RSPB Balranald

4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
+44 1463 715000
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Cracking Reserve in North Uist

This is a really cracking reserve with interest for both the birder and non birder. When I visited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
macnab99
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
via mobile
The machair and corncrakes of June

The guided tour by Jamie Boyle was so engaging and a fund of information built up over 25 years. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamesdmd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Cracking Reserve in North Uist”
1 week ago
“The machair and corncrakes of June”
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4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
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+44 1463 715000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really cracking reserve with interest for both the birder and non birder. When I visited there was a corncrake rasping its song out right in front of the tiny reserve HQ and toilets. Don't just stop there though if you proceed up...More

Thank macnab99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guided tour by Jamie Boyle was so engaging and a fund of information built up over 25 years. We heard but also saw a corncrake. Swifts cornbunting local pigeon artic tern snipe oystercatchers. The beach machair wildflowers orchids moths and rare beas- all explained...More

Thank Jamesdmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a car park and then this long track which I found a bit boring but we could hear the corn crake. Once we got of the tarmac track the views were stunning and there were lots of different birds. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank stonewomanLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the tiny 'visitor centre', then did a long walk along the beach and back across the headland to another beach. It was a lovely day, but few people around even though it was a Saturday in May. There is a campsite; looked to...More

Thank Soozee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning sea views, including St. Kilda!, a lovely easy to follow nature trail, and the ability to include a beach walk meant this has to be a must do visit!

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The walk was wonderful, well signposted and lots to see! A birdwatchers paradise! The visitors centre is informative and also has a very clean toilet facility.

Thank Suegympie
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The beaches here are wonderful, the wardens in the info centre very friendly and you cannot fail to be amazed at the numbers of different seabirds.

Thank judemcsuisse
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 5 mins away and visited 2-3 times each day. Keep your eyes and ears open for Corncrake on the road in/out and be sure to stop at visitor centre as these charismatic birds roam all around it. Then head up to he headland through...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

You couldn't call this a typical reserve. It's a working farm with only limited access to fields, there are no paths or hides. Beaches are stunning and some great birds but bring everything you need with you and allow for anything the weather can throw...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Great selection of birds inc Purple Sands, Twite, Corn Bunting, Barnacle Geese, white winged gulls and whooper Swans. Visitor centre only open in season. There is no viewing of the lochs which is very frustrating and typical of RSPB.

Thank Neil D
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