Oykel Falls

Highland, Scotland

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About Oykel Falls

The River Oykel is a major river and renowned salmon fishing venue in northern Scotland, flowing over 56km (35mi) on its course from Ben More Assynt on the west coast of Scotland to its end at the Kyle of Sutherland, where it flows into the North Sea.

The river as a whole is designated as a Special Area of Conservation and is well stocked with Atlantic salmon. There are two sets of waterfalls along its course, one on the main river a little above Oykel Bridge, and the other around 1.6km (1mi) along its main tributary, the Einig.

The main falls are very easy to access via a simple yet beautiful route on the opposite side of the River Oykel. There are steps down to the falls in order to see them fully. The route can be varied with a diversion to the falls on the Einig, offering a beautiful day out in the Strath Oykel and Glen Oykel surroundings. Both falls act as temperature barriers for the fish, so while the river downstream of them is better for fishing in spring, the upper reaches are favoured in summer.

Wildlife Watching
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Highland, Scotland
Latitude: 57.962799, Longitude: -5.07471

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