Balranald RSPB Reserve
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Other 'star species' include Barnacle geese, most of whom arrive from Greenland and spend the winter at Balranald.
There is a visitor centre and toilets at the entrance to the reserve. From there a circular nature trail leads through Balranald, covering about 1 mile. You do not have to follow the trail, however, and are free to wander along the beach or follow the line of the machair further inland.
Access is easy; the reserve is signposted off the A865 in the north-west corner of the island.
About Balranald RSPB Reserve
Address: Balranald, North Uist, Western Isles, Scotland
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: Signposted off the A865 just north of Balranald
Website: Balranald RSPB Reserve
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Kilphedder Cross - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
South Clettreval Chambered Cairn - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Scolpaig Tower - 3.1 miles (Historic Building)
Beinn a' Charra Standing Stone - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Barpa Langass Chambered Cairn - 8.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle - 9.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Trinity Chapel (Teampull na Trionaid) - 9.4 miles (Historic Church)
Dun Aonghais - 9.5 miles (Historic Building)
Nearest Accommodation to Balranald RSPB Reserve:
Nearby accommodation is calculated 'as the crow flies' from Balranald RSPB Reserve. 'Nearest' may involve a long drive up and down glens or, if you are near the coast, may include a ferry ride! Please check the property map to make sure the location is right for you.
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