GEOHERITAGE FESTIVAL UPDATE
THE ROCKSTOP IS OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON……
We are ready to welcome customers to the ROCKSTOP on a takeaway basis only.
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 10.30 until 16.30hrs.
Also, 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.
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, Quniag 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.
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.
If this is of interest to you and your local business please click on the button below for more information.
Wed 15th – Tue 21st September 2021
Sat 7th – Fri 13th May 2022
Sat 17th – Fri 23rd September 2022
Highlands Controversy Geotour
Sat 4th – Thurs 9th June 2022
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.
Wednesday September 15th 2021
Friday October 1st 2021
Monday October 11th 2021
Thursday October 14th 2021
Saturday May 7th 2022
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Thursday April 1st 2021
Monday November 30th 2020
Monday October 19th 2020