Falls of Shin, Lairg

3.5
#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Caithness and Sutherland
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lairg attractions like Falls of Shin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • OK the visitor centre seems very good but we were here for the nature. The falls are pretty underwhelming with much better ones at Rogie. Didn't see any leaping salmon but then we're not for standing ...  more »
  • We went down the path to the Falls of Shin the watch the salmon leaping and we did see a few. This is such an amazing natural event to see, fascinating! The path was easy to negotiate and there is a c...  more »
  • The salmon showed themselves countless times in the 5-10 mins that we viewed them. The woodland walk was a nice climb with a few surprising games within the forest along the way which my kids (& me!) ...  more »

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