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Falls of Shin, Lairg

(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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  • Very nice hiking destination of Lairg. I've seen already more impressive waterfalls, but no where even salmon jump. Actually can you here at regular intervals see how the salmon (unsuccessfully) tried to jump the waterfalls.
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  • Falls impressive but water lowish. Steps slippy with wet leaves. It good hand rails. New facility not yet finished. Looks smaller than pictures!  more »
  • Weather was wet bit enjoyed the big walk. A few basic games to play . Worth a stop off . Happy times  more »
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  • Short walk to the falls, which are pretty but unremarkable, until you see the salmon jumping!
  • Spent an hour watching the salmon attempting to make it up the falls. Could easily have spent far longer though. Fantastic!
  • Brilliant to see the salmon jumping up the fast flowing river.
  • Loved watching the salmon leaping through the falls 🌞🌊
  • 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.