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Kirkaig Falls

This popular walk, within the Assynt Foundation estate, gives superb views of River Kirkaig and the 20m (60 feet) waterfall, as well as the mountain Suilven. In fact it is used as an approach to Suilven by climbers. The path continues after the Falls and the beautiful Fionn Loch all the way to Elphin (another 14km). The path starts at the car park at the bridge below Achins bookshop. Cross the road and head through the kissing gate. After 200m take the narrow path through the trees that branches off to the right. You will pass through a gate.
After following the river edge for 2 km the path starts to climb above the gorge and eventually out of the trees into the heather clad moorland. The path gives great views of the mountains of Coigach to the west and as you round the corner, the magnificent rounded dome off Suilven comes into view. After 1.5 km, look out for the junction, which will take you down to the Falls. The path here is badly eroded but the final descent to the viewing places is on rocky steps. Be careful! Continue for another 1 km and you will reach the shores of Fionn Loch. The path may get very muddy and wet nearer the loch. The route to Suilven lies this way but is a longer and more serious exercise requiring proper equipment and expertise.

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Kirkaig Falls
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