Falls of Shin Walk
This circular walk visits the beautiful Falls of Shin in the north of Scotland. The picturesque falls are located on the River Shin, near the Kyle of Sutherland and the villages of Lairg and Bonar Bridge.
The walk starts from the visitor centre and car park. From here it's a short walk to the viewing platform where you can enjoy an excellent view down to the falls where Salmon can be seen leaping during the late summer months.
After viewing the falls head west and you can enjoy the circular woodland walk through the Shin Forest. The visitor centre houses a shop and a cafe where you can enjoy some post walk refreshments.
PostcodeIV27 4EE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Falls of Shin Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Falls of Shin Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Falls of Shin OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Falls of Shin Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The falls and the surrounding woodland are ideal for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine day. The on site cafe is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around Sutherland head east to Golspie on the coast. Here you can enjoy a climb to Ben Bhraggie where you'll find the Sutherland monument and wonderful views over the area.
Also near the coast at Brora is Loch Brora where there's another peaceful waterside trail to try.
To the south east you'll find the splendid Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. The coastal reserve includes sand dunes and nature trails with seals, otters and various wildfowl to look out for on the way.
If you head north to Lairg you can enjoy trails along the expansive Loch Shin.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.