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Balranald (RSPB)

North Uist

This beautiful Hebridean reserve with sandy beaches, rocky foreshore, marshes and sand dunes, is a stronghold of the rare corncrake. Many species of wading birds nest on the flower-rich machair and croftland. The reserve is home to the most northern population of corn buntings in the world. Arctic terns also breed here. Good sea-watching point. Visitor centre with displays on the importance of traditional crofting agriculture for the corncrake and other wildlife. 3.5 miles of trails.

Opening Times

All year, visitor centre April – August, 9 am – 6 pm



Balranald (RSPB)

Nr Bayhead
North Uist
Phone: 01870 560 287


3 miles north of Bayhead, signposted off A865.

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