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
RISE AND FALL OF THE NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS HIMALAYAS
Peter Harrison has cooperated with Dr Malcolm Rider on a second edition of the unique book, Hutton’s Arse and will be hosting a talk on the controversy that surrounded the theory of mountain building here in the Highlands. The mountains within the Geopark were once as high as the present-day Himalayas, and were formed by a very similar process over 400 million years ago.
The talk will be held on 20th September at 19:30 in the Macphail Centre, Ullapool. Entrance to the talk is free to Lochbroom Field Club members and £3 for non-members. Children free.
REIFF CLIMBING FESTIVAL
The annual Reiff Climbing Festival is due to take place this year on the weekend of 10th – 13th October and is open to all whether you are an experienced climber, club member or novice. Learn new skills on a guided climb on the fabulous sea cliffs, or join one of the workshops where experienced mountaineering instructors will help you improve your technical skills.
In addition to the climbing sessions there are a number of events happening over the weekend including a ‘Geology for climbers’ talk, the Coigach half marathon and the legendary evening ceilidh.
Find out more and book you ticket at the Reiff Climbing Festival website.
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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