Falls of Shin, Lairg

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Waterfall · Hiking Trail
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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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  • Lovely walk to see salmon jumping the falls! Shame the visitors centre was closed. There are facilities here if camping the night - which is a bonus. 
    Lovely walk to see salmon jumping the falls! Shame the visitors centre was closed. There are facilities here if camping the night - which is a bonus.  more »
  • Beautiful place, loved watching the falls amd trying to spot jumping salmon! (We saw 3). Lovely area. Only complaint is that the visitor centre/cafe was closed (when I say closed I mean empty and the....  more
    Beautiful place, loved watching the falls amd trying to spot jumping salmon! (We saw 3). Lovely area. Only complaint is that the visitor centre/cafe was closed (when I say closed I mean empty and the....  more »
  • Well let's start of by saying this is amazing. The leaping salmon was amazing to watch and we even got some photos of it leaping. The car park is huge and there is a play park for kids. There's a... 
    Well let's start of by saying this is amazing. The leaping salmon was amazing to watch and we even got some photos of it leaping. The car park is huge and there is a play park for kids. There's a...  more »
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  • Loved it. Cant wait to go back
  • Toilets close and cafe restaurant closed. Visited April 2022. Beautiful woodland walk
  • Lovely place but nothing open
  • Beautiful place
  • Beautiful places!!

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