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European Geoparks Network celebrates the International Year for Sustainable Tourism promoting Geoparks as sustainable destinations!

Wednesday January 4th 2017

he United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution, recognizes the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage […]

New leaflet for 2016!

Monday May 30th 2016

We’re pleased to share our new information leaflet, brand new for 2016. Paper copies will be available locally but here’s a sneak preview to download. NWH LEAFLET 2016

Augmented Reality Sandbox installation

Sunday May 22nd 2016

Interactive Exhibition @ The Rock Stop We are very excited to be installing an Augmented Reality Sandbox at our visitor center for the coming 2016 season.  The sandbox is available for members of the public to ‘have a go’ with and will help children and young people understand topography and hydrodynamic systems. The system relies […]

Ten great walks in the North West Highlands Geopark

Friday May 20th 2016

  The North West Highlands Geopark covers a 2000 square kilometer area stretching from Achiltibuie in the South to Cape Wrath in the North.  We have hundreds of miles of walking routes ranging from the Cape Wrath Trail to shorter walks around each of our communities.  Some of these have been built with wheel chair users […]

Ten pictures from the North West Highlands Geopark that will make you want to become a Geologist

Thursday May 12th 2016

  Ten pictures from the North West Highlands Geopark that will make you want to become a Geologist Last week we shared an article from Geologyin.com entitled “10 pictures that will make you want to become a Geologist”, well as Maarten Krabbendam from the British Geological Survey pointed out it’s easy to come up with […]

Climbing Festival to continue in 2016

Saturday April 2nd 2016

***Climbing Festival dates announced as 13-18th October 2016*** We are pleased to announce that the Lochinver Climbing Festival launched by the North West Highlands Geopark will be continuing into its second year. Rebadged as the ‘Reiff Climbing Festival’ the organisation of the festival has been taken on by a small team of volunteers from the […]

Support our Countryside Rangers

Tuesday February 23rd 2016

  The Highland Council are currently discussing their 2016/2017 revenue budget and examining areas where savings can be made. The Countryside Ranger service has been ear-marked as a possible savings opportunity, read more from the Highland Council directly here. The North West Highlands Geopark have written to the Highland Council in support of the Countryside Ranger […]

Geopark Job Opportunity

Wednesday December 16th 2015

Why not join the team .. North West Highlands Geopark Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, a social enterprise, which promotes and enhances our fantastic geological heritage and geotourism potential. Recognised as the “Cradle of Geology” and supported by UNESCO, the Board has gained significant funding from the Scottish Government. We wish to employ […]

2015 in the NW Highlands

Wednesday December 16th 2015

Check out our video above or download our December Newsletter here: NewsletterDecember2015

November Newsletter – Global Geoparks become UNESCO Sites

Tuesday November 17th 2015

UNESCO – the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture –announced a new programme on the 17th November which creates UNESCO Global Geoparks. This is the first new UNESCO programme to be established in over 40 years and puts the Global Geoparks alongside UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Previously operating with the informal support of […]