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Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve

This reserve is an area of striking contrasts. The colourful flowery machair grassland on the Atlantic coast gradually gives way to the moorland of the interior. Quiet lochans (small lakes) provide a haven for the distinctive plants and birds of the Uists, which include the corncrake with its persistent rasping call.

Highlights: Corncrake, greylag goose, red grouse, golden plover and red deer.

Best time and how to visit: Visit in May to June for breeding wildfowl, waders and corncrakes. July for flowers.

The reserve spans the A865 road in central South Uist near the foot of Ben Tarbert.

Visitor facilities: Self-guided walk through croft land, with leaflets available from Scottish Natural Heritage or local tourist offices.

Contact: Scottish Natural Heritage, Stilligarry, South Uist HS8 5RS Tel: 01870 620238.

Grid ref: NF786378

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.


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