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NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

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. 

 

Geopark Geotour                          The Highlands Controversy Geotour

 

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.

John Horne and Benjamin Peach

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.

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