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Shin Falls

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The Falls of Shin had a popular visitor centre, which unfortunately was destroyed by fire in May 2013. However, it is still possible to view the salmon leap from the viewing platform by the river, and the car park is still available. There are also some forest trails and a playpark for children which may still be available for use. The visitor centre is due to be rebuilt but we don't have a date as yet for re-opening. However, the falls are near the village of Lairg where it is possible to visit the Ferrycroft Centre and find places to eat, and we often recommend combining a trip to the Shin Falls with a visit to the sculpture trail at nearby Raven's Rock Gorge and the lovely Cassley Falls at Rosehall.

Shin Falls viewing platform

Shin Falls - looking downriver from the viewpoint

  Shin Falls salmon leaping

Shin Falls - salmon leaping

Shin Falls playpark

Shin Falls childrens' playpark

  Shin Falls view upriver

Shin Falls - looking upriver from the viewpoint


Visitors at the Shin Falls Viewpoint

Shin Falls visitors
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