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NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

NEW AUDIO LOCAL GUIDE FOR COIGACH AND ASSYNT

Coigach and Assynt’s Local Guide uses your phone’s GPS to automatically trigger rich audio content and deliver turn -by-turn audio content and interesting information relative to your surroundings and upcoming destinations. 

Discover hidden gems, learn about the world-renowned geology, absorb the area’s fascinating history, and take advantage of the in-depth knowledge to enhance your travel experience.  By the end of the tour, you will have a greater understanding of the land, environment and past and present people who have helped shape the region.

The Local Guide is available for Apple and Android devices and you can download it for free by visiting your App Store or clicking on the buttons below.

THE ROCKSTOP IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON……

Serving Homemade soup, Hot and cold drinks and a selection of sandwiches made to order by our professional and welcoming catering team.  Enjoy a drink and a snack in our outdoor seating area or take your lunch away with you on your exploration of our beautiful countryside.

Open Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 until 16.00hrs. Closed Friday and Saturday. The Rock Stop will close for the season on Thursday October 28th.

Also, why not visit the Virtual Rock Stop and browse the online shops of our partners?  Buying online will be a huge support to many micro businesses who depend on summer income.

 


BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE GEOPARK

The North West Highlands Geopark also runs partnership schemes for local businesses.  The Supporter and Ambassador scheme aims to work with local business for the mutual benefit of local heritage and the environment. 

If this is of interest to you and your local business please click on the button below for more information.

 

Learn more about Business Partnerships

NEW GEOPARK TOUR GUIDE LEAFLET

With funding from NatureScot and the Highland Council a new Tour Guide has been created to assist visitors who wish to tour the North West Highlands Geopark. 

The guide provides essential information including details of campsite locations, shops, public toilets, petrol stations, waste disposal points along with tips on driving and overnight parking.  Please read or pick up a copy before you visit.

 

Get your copy of the new tour guide

 


THE GEOLOGY OF QUINAG

Learn more about the makeup and geology of Quinag, one of the Geopark’s iconic mountains, in this new article by Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison. 

Located near the Rock Stop at Unapool and easily accessible for walkers, Quinag encompasses almost 3 billion years of geology.  You will discover the various rock types and now they came together over millions of years to create the mountain we see today. 

View the mountain through 3D images which illustrate the interaction of the various rock groups and learn to spot features of interest such as unconformities (where the differing rock types meet) to help you recognise them in the landscape. 

 

The Geology Of Quinag

 


GEOTOURS FOR 2022

Click on the buttons for more details on the Geopark and Highland Controversy tours.

Geopark Geotour    

Sat 7th – Fri 13th May 2022

Sat 17th – Fri 23rd September 2022

 

The Highlands Controversy Geotour

Sat 4th –  Thurs 9th June 2022

 


KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE GEOPARK

Help support the work of the North West Highlands Geopark or just keep in touch to learn more about ongoing activities and community projects.              

 


News

AGM 2021

Friday October 8th 2021

Join our Rock Stop team!

Wednesday September 29th 2021

NWHG Bid to Save the Inchnadamph Field Centre

Wednesday September 22nd 2021

Geopark September 2021 Newsletter

Tuesday September 21st 2021

Place Names

Wednesday July 7th 2021

2021 season recruitment

Thursday April 1st 2021