Forest Walks

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Forest Walks and Cycle Paths at Falls of Shin

A further attraction of the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre is the large network of forest paths which lead from it and these are suitable for both walking and family cycling.

With our large car park between the visitor centre and the entrance to the forest paths, Falls of Shin is the perfect base for walking and cycling in the Scottish Highlands, and not least because of all the facilities we have for when you return from your exercise!

The forest at Falls of Shin is owned and managed by the Forestry Commission, who we work closely with to ensure our visitors have a safe and enjoyable experience.

The forest walks and cycle paths are all relatively easy and therefore ideal for families. However, longer routes can also be taken from the centre for those looking for something more strenuous.


Once into the forest at Falls of Shin there’s plenty to enjoy and see, with rugged play areas installed for children along the way and plenty of wildlife to catch the eye.

The wildlife is very varied, with many Highland forest bird species present such as Crossbill, Siskin and Goldcrest. Many species of mammal are also present, including the somewhat elusive Pine Martin which could be glimpsed if you’re walking first thing in the morning or evening.

All the forest paths are clearly marked and there is full information about the forest and routes on signage just after the Falls of Shin car park and before you enter the forest.