ROCK STOP VISITOR CENTRE
Due to the current Corvid-19 crisis, The Rock Stop will remain closed until at least April 30th 2020. We will continuously monitor the situation and regularly review this decision.
In the meantime, why not visit the Virtual Rock Stop and browse the online shops of our partners? If you are able, buying online will be a huge support to many micro businesses who depend on summer income.
GEOTOURS FOR 2020/21
The Geopark and Highlands Controversy tours have been impacted by the Corvid-19 virus crisis and some of the tours are currently being rescheduled. Details below.
Geopark Geotour 2020
Fri 15th May – Mon 18th May 2020 (rescheduled to 14th-17th May 2021)
Wed 27th May – Tues 2nd June 2020 (rescheduled to 1st-7th May 2021)
Wed 16th – Tues 22nd September 2020 (places available)
Highlands Controversy Geotour 2020
Sat 27th June – Thurs 2nd July 2020 (fully booked)
Geopark Geotour 2021
Fri 14th May – Mon 17th May 2021 (extended weekend tour)
Sat 1st May – Fri 7th May 2021 (limited places available)
Highlands Controversy Geotour 2021
Sat 3rd July – Thurs 8th July 2021
We are now taking bookings for 2020 and 2021. Please click the buttons below for more details and booking information.
THE NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS GEOPARK ANNOUNCES A NEW GEOTOUR
The Geopark is pleased to announce a new Geotour for 2020 – The Highlands Controversy.
The Highlands Controversy tour follows the pioneering geologists of the 19th century in their attempts to unravel the geological history of the northwest highlands. The tour will visit a number of significant locations that were studied by many of the participants in the great debate. It will be led by Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison who will help you discover the evidence that led to the theory of thrust faulting and prepared the way for the geological mapping of the Northwest Highlands.
In addition we continue to host the Geopark Geotour which travels the length of the Geopark looking at some of the oldest rocks in Europe, fossil evidence of the earliest life, traces of Scotland’s oldest recorded meteorite strike and a landscape that enabled the early geologists to develop the theory of thrust faulting. Over the course of a week you will visit areas of geological significance in the company of Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison who will provide expert guidance to help you interpret the landscape.
Plan Your Visit
Whatever your interests and however you choose to travel, the Geopark has some fantastic activities and amenities on offer for everyone, all year round. Search for activities or accommodation, download leaflets and put together an itinerary that will suit the whole family.
Stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements, thriving communities – North West Highlands Geopark offers one of the best opportunities to explore wild places in Europe. Find out about the building blocks of our Geopark here.
The North West Highlands Geopark visitor centre and central hub. Cafe, local crafts and Earth Science interactive exhibition.
Are you looking for things to do in the North West Highlands? Pebble Routes are self guided trails allowing you to explore the lesser-traveled by-roads of the North West Highlands Geopark.
These driving and cycling routes through some of the nation’s best roads take in small communities and hidden treasures.
Friday April 24th 2020
Saturday April 25th 2020
Friday May 15th 2020
Wednesday May 27th 2020
Saturday June 27th 2020
Thursday July 9th 2020
Thursday March 19th 2020
Monday February 24th 2020
Thursday December 12th 2019
Monday September 16th 2019
Saturday August 3rd 2019
Thursday July 25th 2019