GEOPARK NEWS BULLETINS
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- `Sonic boom´ as small earthquake shakes Cornwall (Mail Online) 09/08/2019
- UK scientists get their ‘rocks off’ with new underground observatories (Environment Journal) 01/08/2019
- Green light for Cheshire geothermal energy research (BBC News) 09/07/2019
- Hidden underground valleys mapped by experts (BBC News) 05/07/2019
WALKS AT KNOCKAN CRAG
Learn about the fascinating history of the rocks at Knockan Crag with a Geopark Ranger.
The two-hour tour of the trail will help you discover the storyline of this ancient landscape and the scientific controversy it raised in the 1890’s. Find out how the geologists of the day were able to piece together the evidence to solve the mystery and explain how the landscape was formed.
These walks are free thanks to generous sponsorship by Scottish Natural Heritage.
Find out more about the Highland Controversy with the new edition of Hutton’s Arse co-authored by Malcolm Rider and Pete Harrison (North West Highlands Geopark Geologist) which is now available.
Fourteen years on from the original publication, the fully revised and up-dated 2nd edition is aimed at all readers with a general interest in the last three billion years of extraordinary geology in Scotland’s northern highlands.
Copies can be purchased locally in the Rock Stop, Achins Bookshop and Ullapool Bookshop as well as all good bookstores.
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.
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