ROCK STOP VISITOR CENTRE UPDATE – SPRING 2021
We are constantly reviewing the situation with the aim of opening the Rock Stop Visitor Centre as soon as the Covid-19 restrictions allow.
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 2021/22
In these unusual times it was necessary to reschedule a number of the tours. The latest dates are shown below. Click on the buttons for more details on both the Geopark and Highland Controversy tours.
Wed 15th – Tue 21st September 2021
Sat 7th – Fri 13th May 2022
Highlands Controversy Geotour
Sat 3rd – Thurs 8th July 2021
Sat 4th – Thurs 9th June 2022
NEW KNOCKAN CRAG PODCAST
Join Pete Harrison and Laura Hamlet on an audio guided Geotour of Knockan Crag with the first North West Highlands Geopark podcast.
You may also be interested in the Geoheritage Festival Talks. The talks will appear here after the live events.
THE HISTORY OF THE HIGHLANDS CONTROVERSY
Whilst in lockdown and unable to participate in outdoor activities, we decided to use some of this extra time to compile a short history of the Highlands Controversy to celebrate its links with the Geopark and to complement the new Highlands Controversy Geotour.
The history contains a brief outline of the main characters and how the controversy developed over the mid to late 19th century. It includes vintage photographs and sketches, excerpts from geological journals, links to historical maps and suggestions for additional reading should you be interested in pursuing further.
In addition we are now pleased to announce the launch of a new video entitled The North West Highlands Geocontroversy which shows how the story relates to the landscape of the North West Highlands Geopark.
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 April 22nd 2021
Saturday July 3rd 2021
Friday July 9th 2021
Wednesday September 15th 2021
Friday October 1st 2021
Monday October 11th 2021
Monday November 30th 2020
Monday October 19th 2020
Saturday October 3rd 2020
Tuesday August 25th 2020
Thursday March 19th 2020
Monday February 24th 2020