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Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve

Local Nature Reserve

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Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve is a fantastic spot to view the extraordinary wildlife of the area. The Nature Reserve is jointly managed by the RSPB and Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn.

Loch Stiapabhat is a large, nutrient-rich loch in Ness owing to the underlying calcareous sand and surface drainage from the surrounding crofts. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and in 2005, it was declared a Local Nature Reserve - the only one in the Western Isles. The Reserve is home to a Nature Observatory which makes the Reserve’s extraordinary wildlife much more accessible, both to the local community and to visitors to this part of Lewis.


Isle of Lewis HS2 0XF, UK

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