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RSPB Balranald

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4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
+44 1463 715000
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Excellent RSPB Reserve

Have visited several times and never been disappointed. Lots of sea birds, Arctic terns nesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gill588
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Fantastic

Brilliant location, easy walking, see hundreds of nesting Arctic Terns, along with Corncrakes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SMS93
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“the reserve” (18 reviews)
“bird life” (8 reviews)
“great walk” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
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+44 1463 715000
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"couple of hours"
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"local wildlife"
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"icing on the cake"
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"lovely beach"
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"circular walk"
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"st kilda"
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"sunny day"
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"bumble bee"
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"worth a visit"
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"info centre"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited several times and never been disappointed. Lots of sea birds, Arctic terns nesting close by, lots of waders and even saw a corncrake on one visit. Basic facilities at Visitor Centre and a mobile cafe at the caravan site next door- yummy cakes...More

Thank Gill588
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant location, easy walking, see hundreds of nesting Arctic Terns, along with Corncrakes, Plovers etc

Thank SMS93
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to get way from the crowds and just enjoy nature. There is a lot of information about various bird species and wildlife inside the RSPB hut but if you are not a twitcher, there is a fabulous circular walk across the machair down...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here quite a few times and there is always something to see. The weather was glorious whilst we were visiting the Uists so we probably came here most days. We walked the Nature Trail twice, the first time it took us 3...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning RSPB reserve and certainly one of the better one's I've been too. The 3 mile walk along coastline and machair is to be taken slowly and enjoyed. We spent several hours here in the sun, and thank goodness not a cafe nor gift...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This RSPB reserve encompasses a large headland area. Walking around it will take you at least two hours. Some of the terrain is very boggy. However, it is possible to drive from the RSPB visitor centre, along a mixed tarmac/rough road (around the side of...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for camping which is well organised, clean and tidy. It is quite a big site and the facilities are good but maybe could be expanded due to the number of campers. The bird sanctuary is worth a visit and on clear days...More

Thank Mojo104
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Worth spending plenty of time here to see corncrake and all 4 skuas on migraton when weather is right for it.

Thank RAFmeister
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Great reserve, working with local crofters to maintain and develop wildlife friendly, sustainable areas. Small cottage with toilets and good info of the environment with descriptions of bird life etc Especially recommend the guided walks run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, some start at this...More

Thank 566Katrina
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a short visit here. The centre has an informatiom room which we found well stocked with leaflet/information on the local wildlife.

Thank Robert K
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