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RSPB Balranald, North Uist

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Nature / Wildlife Tour · Wildlife Area
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  • Helpful staff were welcoming and the map for the coastal walk was very useful, even though we still managed to get lost, but recovered using compass directions 
    Helpful staff were welcoming and the map for the coastal walk was very useful, even though we still managed to get lost, but recovered using compass directions  more »
  • Excellent immaculate toilet block with a drying room. Very helpful staff. Campsite close to lovely beach, and wonderful signposted walk around the headland, which takes a couple of hours and... 
    Excellent immaculate toilet block with a drying room. Very helpful staff. Campsite close to lovely beach, and wonderful signposted walk around the headland, which takes a couple of hours and...  more »
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  • An extremely windy day to visit. The machair looked fantastic full of clover buttercups pansies and marigolds. You could hear corncrakes in several places . Sea birds and waders in evidence on the beach . Seals in the sea close in . Oystercatchers and terns nesting in the fields. Flocks of lapwings close to the visitor centre. The coastal walk was a bit of a challenge with the gale force winds. But it was fun to see huge waves and to spot a few gannets. It was great to see yellow moss and sea pinks and some interesting grasses. The visitor centre is very informative with a list of birds and mammals seen that day/ previous day . You can use the bird books to do your own research . Toilets available and clean. Parking by the visitor centre or a little further down the path but not on the machair.
  • Wonderful reserve well managed by the RSPB. Home to one of the largest colonies of Corncrakes in the UK the coastline is one of vast seascapes and brooding skies. Many wading birds, gulls and wildfowl live here supplying food for the birds of prey including the elusive Hen Harrier.

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