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Visiting south Uist last week july 1st week aug 2011

Title: Visiting south Uist last week july 1st week aug 2011
Posted by: Chris Mayers on 28-06-2011

Discussion: Hi All,

My first post on here.

We are having a 2 week break on south uist and i am looking for information on local shops, pubs sea fishing or trips and horse riding.

We would also love to experiance true wildlife (otters,seals and deer) and would like to know some handy spots to visit.

We are staying in south Boisdale.

Any help to fill our holls with things to do would be welcome.

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Posted by: annemarie floyd on 18-07-2011

thanks for info , will look forward to seeing the wild ponies, as i remember my mum talking about them

Posted by: Rhonda Fitzpatrck on 12-07-2011

We are frequent visitors as we have connections there. For food, I can recommend The Polachar Inn, The Kildonan Museum Cafe for snacks, soups etc. The Hebridean Jewellery Workshop at Iochdar for good coffee and snacks. However, a couple of these are a bit further north than you are staying - except the Polachar.

For a nice day (fingers crossed), a walk up Beinn Mhor gives great views of the islands. A visit to Loch Einnort and Loch Skipport (wild ponies) is worth doing too. Don't know anything about fishing but there is a community riding school on Benbecula near the airport. They welcome visitors.

For wildlife - the sky's the limit but it's just your luck. There are sea eagles, otther deer galore, and lots of seabirds if that interest you. Take binoculars. Not big on shops but MacGillivrays on Benbecula is good for souveniers as is the Hebridean Jewellery Workshop.

Must see. Clachan Sands on North Uist, Berneray, a trip to St Kilda - time and weather permitting, Howmore, Eriskay. I could go on but a lot depends on the weather.

Hope that helps.

Rhonda Fitzpatrick

Posted by: Rhonda Fitzpatrck on 05-07-2011

Hi Chris

We are frequent visitors as we have connections there. For food, I can recommend The Polachar Inn, The Kildonan Museum Cafe for snacks, soups etc. The Hebridean Jewellery Workshop at Iochdar for good coffee and snacks. However, a couple of these are a bit further north than you are staying - except the Polachar.

For a nice day (fingers crossed), a walk up Beinn Mhor gives great views of the islands. A visit to Loch Einnort and Loch Skipport (wild ponies) is worth doing too. Don't know anything about fishing but there is a community riding school on Benbecula near the airport. They welcome visitors.

For wildlife - the sky's the limit but it's just your luck. There are sea eagles, otther deer galore, and lots of seabirds if that interest you. Take binoculars. Not big on shops but MacGillivrays on Benbecula is good for souveniers as is the Hebridean Jewellery Workshop.

Must see. Clachan Sands on North Uist, Berneray, a trip to St Kilda - time and weather permitting, Howmore, Eriskay. I could go on but a lot depends on the weather.

Hope that helps.

Rhonda Fitzpatrick

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