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RSPB Balranald

4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
+44 1463 715000
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Lovely scenary for non twitchers

Confess we not serious bird watchers and probably don't have patience to wait. So whilst scenary... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Charbala
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Mundesley, United Kingdom
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Wild but accessible.

Marvellous views from track around the birdreserve. Not just for enthusiasts anyone can appreciate... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Simon H
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4.8 km north of Bayhead, HS6 5DL, Scotland
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Confess we not serious bird watchers and probably don't have patience to wait. So whilst scenary and walk on beach and dunes lovely, it was nothing more special for us than other island walks. There is a small, free unmanned stone hut with explanation of...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Marvellous views from track around the birdreserve. Not just for enthusiasts anyone can appreciate this beautiful place with walks through the Machair to silver empty beaches washed by a turquoise sea.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had a couple of hours to kill before our ferry left for Skye and we thought it would be a good idea to spend them at Balranald. And it was! One of the most beautiful spots I've seen so far on the Long Island...More

Thank NicolasRVienna
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stayed at the campsite next door to this venue and made it a must do as we are members. The centre wasn't manned but we collected leaflets and we're lucky enough to hear a corn rake and live in the hope we might see...More

Thank Angela R
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My first impressions of the RSPB Reserve at Balranald was that it was rather barren and windswept. However, after walking around and exploring the various habitats over a couple of visits, I was able to build up an considerable birdlist, including oystercatchers, dunlin, little tern,...More

Thank Philip J
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely site with much to see over the large reserve, also great and helpful staff (not permanently staffed)

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The RSPB and the local crofters deserve everyone's thanks for this incredible spot. The scenery, the wildlife, the whole atmosphere of Balranald is such as to encourage visitors to come and come again. To hear corncrakes calling was the icing on the cake for us....More

Thank hewittsmenswear
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If the weather obliges (and it did for us) then you have a circa. 4 mile walk through an RSPB reserve with white sands / aquamarine blue sea on one side and flowering machair (seaside flowers now quite rare) on the other and birds overhead....More

1  Thank Fargo2016
Reviewed 3 July 2017

It was windy, the day we went, and that was a bit of a fight as we walked around the coastline, but it was well worth it, to see many birds on the shore, in the grass and flying about. Many birds seemed to just...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I stayed at the Balranald Reserve Campingsite and I had the opportunity of 24 hour of beautiful freedom. the beach is something amazing, so white and soft. I was lucky because it was a sunny day. I visited the small but very well done Visitor...More

1  Thank Enya2011
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