Loch Druidibeg Community Nature Reserve is a 1100 hectare reserve on South Uist.
There are many parts to explore. You can follow the Hebridean Way back towards Drimsdale, crossing many small portions of the loch. There are the official RSPB trails: for both, park up in the car park, and walk along the road to the east. The loch and moor trail starts on the south side of the road, and crosses blanket bog, a small burn (stream), and takes you up to some high points for a wonderful view. Look out for hen harriers, both species of eagle, divers cackling as they fly overhead, and stonechats chattering away from the heather.
The short woodland trail takes you through some Hebridean woodland, the birches and willows are alive with goldcrest, wrens, song thrush and robins throughout the year, joined in the summer months by willow warblers, blackcap, whitethroat and chiff chaff. A beautiful place to spend some time and watch the day pass you by.
The reserve is open year round, and completely free (although the car park does have a suggested donation of £2). There is something to enjoy whatever the season, and whatever the weather! Guided walks run from the car park every Thursday at 10am through the summer months - May to September.
Isle of South Uist