Balranald Nature Reserve, North Uist

 Balranald has won awards as one of the best places for seeing wildlife in the UK. It is also located beside a beautiful Hebridean beach.

The reserve is especially renowned for it grassland and sea edge birds and is one of the few places to hear the distinctive call of the Corncrake. 

This beautiful Hebridean reserve has sandy beaches, rocky foreshore, marshes and sand dunes. An information centre explains the importance of traditional crofting agriculture for corncrakes and other wildlife. Many wading and farmland birds nest on the flower-rich machair and croft-land. Perhaps your best chance to hear and to even see corncrakes and corn buntings.

Opening times

Open at all times; visitor centre April to August 9 am to 6 pm. Information centre at Goular Cottage.

Entrance charges

Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.

Information for dog owners

Dogs must be kept on leads


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