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NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK

GEOHERITAGE FESTIVAL UPDATE

THE ROCKSTOP IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON……

We are ready to welcome customers to the ROCK STOP.

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.

Now open Monday to Friday from 10.00 until 16.30hrs. Open Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 until 16.30hrs. Last indoor service at 16.00hrs.

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.

 


GEOTOURS FOR 2021/22

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

Geopark Geotour    

Wed 15th – Tue 21st September 2021

Sat 7th – Fri 13th May 2022

Sat 17th – Fri 23rd September 2022

 

The Highlands Controversy Geotour

Sat 4th –  Thurs 9th June 2022

NEW GEOPARK TOUR GUIDE

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

 


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

 


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

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Wednesday July 7th 2021

Digital Information Compiler Wanted

Tuesday July 6th 2021

Geopark Ranger Job Opportunity

Tuesday June 22nd 2021

2021 season recruitment

Thursday April 1st 2021

Freelance Fundraising and Development Specialist Wanted

Monday November 30th 2020

Freelance editor wanted

Monday October 19th 2020