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 in the first North West Highlands Geopark podcast.
GEOHERITAGE FESTIVAL TALKS
All the Geoheritage Festival Talks for 2021 are now available and can be accessed by clicking the button below. There are five in total covering topics such as the geology, archaeology and the climate of the North West Highlands.
NEW BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GEOPARK
The North West Highlands Geopark is pleased to announce a new initiative with a partnership scheme for local businesses. The Supporter and Ambassador scheme aims to work with local business for the mutual benefit of local heritage and the environment.
In working together we can offer numerous benefits which amongst others include
- Listings on our website,
- The placement of promotional leaflets or merchandise in the Rock Stop,
- Priority access to Geopark staff for discussion on the landscape, geology or global issues
- Mutual promotion of activities that fit with our charitable purposes
- Training and information on Geoparks and the local geology and landscape
We have already struck up a partnership with over 30 local businesses and would welcome the addition of others.
We would like to share some of our Supporter comments and the reasons why they have signed up to the partnership…
‘This is a beautiful and fascinating part of Scotland, but the geology (which literally underlies everything else) is complex. People need help to understand the rocks and landscape, and hopefully that will lead to a greater interest and appreciation of this amazing area, and a greater concern to care for it in a sustainable way’
‘We’re happy to forge ties with the NWH Geopark with whom we’ve had a relationship over many years. We think Ullapool is a natural stopping off point for visitors before they enter the Geopark and we think that both spaces can mutually benefit from a more immersive experience that offers a mix of outdoor and indoor activity’
‘To help encourage visitors to slow down and enjoy more of the natural beauty of the area’
‘A key part of our business ethos is to promote and facilitate wider interaction and engagement with a variety of the elements that make up our unique biosphere. This includes all facets of the region’s environment… ecology, culture, history and of course the unique landscape and geology. We hope that by becoming NWH Geopark Supporters we will be better able to help connect our guests to this world-class aspect of our local area’
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.
Saturday July 3rd 2021
Friday July 9th 2021
Wednesday September 15th 2021
Friday October 1st 2021
Monday October 11th 2021
Thursday October 14th 2021
Thursday April 1st 2021
Monday November 30th 2020
Monday October 19th 2020
Saturday October 3rd 2020
Tuesday August 25th 2020
Thursday March 19th 2020