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Falls of Shin, Lairg

Categories: Waterfalls, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Scotland's prime spot for watching leaping Atlantic salmon, Falls of Shin attracts nature lovers with its unspoiled scenery and easily traversable terrain. Two marked paths lead you around the falls, offering several lookouts for watching and photographing the fish, who attempt to fling themselves upriver in order to breed. The surrounding forest features a network of hiking paths, drawing both leisurely walkers and mountain bikers seeking a bit of excitement in the Scottish Highlands. Plan your Falls of Shin visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lairg using our Lairg vacation builder.
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  • The Falls themselves are a sure bet for seeing leaping salmon and the surrounding woods have lovely way marked walks. The visitor centre is currently being rebuilt as a local community project and pro...  read more »
  • Easy to find and not to many steps to get down but be carefull to check out when is the best time to watch the salmon. Been looking for a couple of years now and still no sign. I think they jump earli...  read more »
  • Spent a pleasant half an hour watching the Salmon leaping up the waterfall. Beware, the visitor centre is currently closed and is a huge construction site ! No toilets ! Nice kids playground and fores...  read more »
  • Great place to go walking,and to watch the salmon jumping
  • Don't let the fact that the visitor center is gone after a fire keep you from visiting here. The attraction is the falls where you can see salmon doing their darnedest to repopulate their race. The fish have to jump up the rocks against the cascading water and try, try again. The walk from the parking lot down to the river and falls takes some time and there are many steps to negotiate. It would be difficult for a wheelchair-bound person or someone with trouble climbing stairs due to breathing or arthritis difficulties.
  • Brilliant place, lovely park for the children, great food and beautiful breathtaking walks around the hills and the falls. Very enjoyable day!
  • Visitor centre burned down in May 2013. It is due to be rebuilt in 2014 and reopen in 2015. There are no refreshments on site but the waterfalls are still open.
  • No services as burnt down. But scenes very nice.
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