Falls of Shin, Lairg

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#1 of 6 in Wildlife in Caithness and Sutherland
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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  • This was a great place to stop for 30 minutes or so. I did the very easygoing 5 minute walk to the viewing point...saw some leaping salmon there! There are other routes you can walk, and there is a... 
    This was a great place to stop for 30 minutes or so. I did the very easygoing 5 minute walk to the viewing point...saw some leaping salmon there! There are other routes you can walk, and there is a...  more »
  • Easy to get to from the visitor centre. Also three short forest walks. Despite the website saying they were open the visitor centre was long since closed for the season. Which was a shame. Saw salmon....  more
    Easy to get to from the visitor centre. Also three short forest walks. Despite the website saying they were open the visitor centre was long since closed for the season. Which was a shame. Saw salmon....  more »
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  • Absolutely lush food
  • Great falls

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