RSBP Nature Reserve at Balranald is famous for its corncrakes, now one of Europe's most endangered species.
The circular nature trail through the croft land of the reserves is 3 miles (4.5 km) and takes2-3 hours. The trail goes through wildflower-rich machair and round a bird-rich headland. A wide selection of wildlife can been seen, from wading birds to the elusive otter. The information centre explains the importance of traditional crofting agriculture for the corncrake and other wildlife.
Many species of wading birds nest on the flower-rich machair and the croftland.
There is a programme of guided walks from May to August. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated to help continue the work of the Reserve.
Tel: 01463 715000 Website: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/b/balranald