Walk: Achness Falls are quite the catch

Highland | Rosehall | Short walk | ★★★★

[Achness Falls]

The slender Kyle of Sutherland estuary is fed by several great salmon rivers. The River Shin and Shin Falls are the most famous place to watch the fish jumping, but we enjoyed even more sightings (on the same day) at the Achness Falls - also known as the Cassley Falls - on the River Cassley further west. And there's more to see here than a single fall: a series of cascades and rapids make for a fine walk in one direction, with a minor road used for the other. The Achness Hotel is a short distance into the circuit and serves food - predictably, salmon appears to feature on the menu.

[Salmon leaping]

📌 Walk: Achness Falls are quite the catch ★★★★
Start / finish at small car park on minor road, half a mile north of Rosehall, G.R.: NC 470028 ///equipment.march.powerful

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Achness Falls (Cassley Falls)
Terrain: Clear riverside path (some narrow and rocky sections) and minor road.

Route & map

Car park - A837 bridge over River Cassley at Rosehall - follow east bank north - Achness Falls - minor road to start

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Lots and lots of salmon leaping the various falls.
Weather: Cloudy, breezy, temperature in mid teens.

Also on this walk

📌 Achness Falls (Cassley Falls) ★★★
Off minor road half a mile north of Rosehall, G.R.: NC 468029 ///reef.funky.curvy
Always open | Free

Anything else? If not walking the whole route, the falls can be reached by a 2-min walk along a direct path from almost opposite the car park.

Chronological photo guide

[River Cassley at Rosehall]

[River Cassley]

[River Cassley]

[Achness Falls]

[Achness Falls]

[Salmon leaping]

[Salmon leaping]

[Achness Falls]

[River Cassley above the falls]

[Minor road return]

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