ROUND THE HILL MIDWINTER WALK – STAC POLLAIDH
Join the Wester Ross Ranger to go around Stac Pollaidh on the shortest day of the year. We will be taking stock of the year past and celebrating the increase of daylight from this point. As we go, we will be looking at nature and geology and if lucky will experience the glow of the setting sun.
Note this walk is designed for people who want to be in the hills but not go up to the top. While not going up to the summit there is still some uphill walking. The distance is 4km/2.5miles and on hill path some of which can be very boggy.
Booking essential via Eventbrite. Adults only.
NORTH COAST GEOTOUR
The NWH Geopark is running a Geotour to the North Coast of Scotland based in Durness. It consists of 8 field days, 1 – 8 June 2024 inclusive and has two more field days than the other Geotours. Transport via minibus will be available from Ullapool to Durness on Saturday 1st June and will be used for all field localities and the return trip to Ullapool on Saturday 8th June.
If geotour participants wish to use their own transport up to Durness and back that is also an option. The Geotour will again be led by Pete Harrison, the NW Highlands Geopark Geologist.
Full details are available on the North Coast Geotour page
BECOME A BUSINESS PARTNER WITHE THE NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS GEOPARK
In order to further its charitable purposes – in particular education, recreation, heritage and community development – the Geopark Charity has set up light touch collaborations with local business.
The aim is to establish a variety of partnership and ambassadorial arrangements with other organisations who have similar values and goals.
DID YOU KNOW THE NORTH WEST HIGHLANDS GEOPARK WAS THE FIRST UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK IN SCOTLAND?
GEOPARK FESTIVAL EVENTS RETURN FOR WINTER 2023-24
In recent years there has been a free winter programme of talks delivered via zoom with thanks to the support provided by the Friends of The Geopark and the Supporter/Ambassador schemes.
Various events and zoom talks will continue over this winter including an exhibition and talks by the Grampian Speleological Group in Elpin Community Hall, a Dark Skies event hosted by Eat Sleep Wild at Scourie and the Geopark Festival Zoom Talks listed below.
- 16 January Dr Hannah Mathers – Erratic behaviour
- 20 February Dr Iain Allison- Durness and Loch Eriboll
- 19 March Prof Bob Holdsworth- Clachtoll Mega Block
- 16 April Prof Roxane Anderson – Peatlands
Please check our events calendar for more information.
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 21st 2023
Tuesday January 16th 2024
Tuesday February 20th 2024
Tuesday March 19th 2024
Tuesday April 16th 2024
Saturday October 21st 2023
Monday July 10th 2023
Friday June 16th 2023
Thursday March 30th 2023
Thursday December 15th 2022
New Education & Engagement Officer to help people Access, Connect and Take-Part in the North West Highlands Geopark
Tuesday November 22nd 2022