UNESCO NATIONAL TRAIL
GEOTOUR DATES FOR 2023
Sat 6th – Fri 12th May 2023
Sat 16th – Fri 22nd September 2023
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.
THE ROCK STOP OPENING HOURS
As we wind down towards the end of the season the Rock Stop visitor centre and café opening hours will be reduced to Monday to Thursday 10:30am – 4pm. We will close for the winter on the 26th October.
Enjoy a drink and a snack in our café, outdoor seating area or take your lunch away with you on your exploration of our beautiful countryside.
NEW AUDIO GUIDES FOR THE ROCK ROUTE
The Rock Route is a series of 14 information panels located throughout the North West Highlands Geopark starting from Ullapool in the south to Loch Eriboll on the north coast.
The panels are located at strategic viewpoints to highlight key geological features and provide a description of how this unique landscape was formed.
To enhance this experience a series of new audio guides are now available for each of the 14 stops on the Rock Route.
The audio guides are between 5 and 10 minutes long and give a further interpretation of the landscape by the resident Geopark geologist, Pete Harrison.
Please be aware that the mobile signal can vary in the Geopark depending on which network you are on. To avoid any disappointment you can download all the Rock Route Audio guides and take them with you on your mobile device to listen at the relevant locations.
For more details on the location of the information panels and to access or download the audio guides please click on the button below.
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.
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, living communities – 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.
Thursday December 8th 2022
Thursday January 19th 2023
Thursday February 16th 2023
Thursday March 16th 2023
Saturday May 6th 2023
Saturday September 16th 2023
New Education & Engagement Officer to help people Access, Connect and Take-Part in the North West Highlands Geopark
Tuesday November 22nd 2022
Tuesday November 1st 2022
Monday October 17th 2022
Wednesday August 17th 2022
Wednesday August 10th 2022
Thursday July 14th 2022