North Uist is a spectacular blend of sandy beaches and machair land interlaced with freshwater lochs and rolling moorland hills. Running 13 miles North to South it takes roughly 45 miles to travel around the whole island. The west coast looks out to the Monach Islands and the magnificent St Kilda archipelago. The island is a haven for wildlife watchers and perfect for walking, cycling, kite surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking.
Balranald Hebridean Holidays is the ideal base for exploring Uist and discovering the numerous places of interest, events and attractions.
These are just a few things to do and see:
Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve
- Visitor Centre with interpretation, guided walks during the summer months.
- Barpa Langais is the best preserved Neolithic chambered cairn in the Outer Hebrides. Located at Langass, North Uist.
- Coralbox make small gifts such as mugs, coasters, pocket mirrors, greetings cards and much more. All items can also be personalised. Shop located on the Isle of Berneray.
- Come to our viewing gallery and shop. Watch us making our Peat Smoked Salmon, Seatrout and Scallops. Have real taste of the Hebrides. ‘best in the world’… Prue Leith. Located at Clachan, Locheport Isle of North Uist.
- Community woodland located at Langass, North Uist. Footpath, interpretation boards and art trail.
- Hand crafted pottery inspired by the Atlantic coastline. Shoreline Stoneware draws inspiration from the unique Hebridean environment. Natural beach-weathered sea fragments, abandoned at the high-tide line, provide some of the delicate textures captured on the surface on the clay. Located in Locheport, North Uist.
- North Uist’s Museum & Art Centre located in Lochmaddy. Exhibitions, events, cafe, shop and post office
Western Isles Wildlife
- Wildlife Holidays and Bird Tours in the Outer Hebrides.