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August 2022

Clachtoll Sand Sculpture competition

August 10 @ 11:00 - 13:30
Clachtoll IV27 4JD United Kingdom
Free

Why not enter the contest for the best sand sculpture on one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland! Starting at 11am with judging and prize giving at 1.30pm. Don’t forgot your bucket and spade. Or just come along to admire the many amazing sculptures for free! Loads of really good prizes. A great day out for the family. Parking at Clachtoll beach car park. Time: 11am - 1:30pm Booking ref: xx We make no charge for this event but…

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Quinag Mountain walk

August 17 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Quinag United Kingdom
Free

Explore this fantastic Assynt mountain (808m) with our partners the John Muir Trust. Look for Mountain Hares and Ptarmigan. This is a strenuous walk. Participants must have good fitness for steep and rocky terrain and bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear and lunch. The distance is 14km.This walk is subject to good weather conditions and if the weather is not good, we will do a shorter low-level walk. Meet at the walkers car park, on the A894 road. Grid ref: NC232…

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Guided Tour of Knockan Crag

August 19 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Knockan Crag Scotland IV27 4HH United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join a Geopark guide for a tour of Knockan Crag Knockan Crag is situated 13 miles north of Ullapool. It is home to an open air visitor centre and interpretative trail about the area’s geological history. Here you can visit the rock formation known as the Moine Thrust and learn how the landscape was formed while enjoying breathtaking views of the Coigach and Assynt hills! Meet at the Knockan Crag car park at 11:00am. The tour lasts 2 hours. Places…

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Clachtoll peat road

August 24 @ 11:00 - 15:00
Clachtoll IV27 4JD United Kingdom
Free

Ranger led guided through some of the most amazing landscapes of Assynt. On the way we will explore the mysterious Druid’s cave, see sailing ships carved into the bedrock by folk nearly 200 years ago before they left for America and the unique wildlife of the gneiss landscape. Bring packed lunch. 10km walk. Note this walk can be boggy in places. Meet at Clachtoll Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 040273. Time: 11am - 3pm Booking ref: xx It costs…

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Rockpool exploring at Clashnessie

August 31 @ 15:00 - 16:30
Clashnessie United Kingdom
Free

Explore the wonderful world in a rockpool. Hermit crabs, starfish, beadlet anemones, sea scorpions, colourful sea slugs, porcelain crabs, and much, much more - meet some of the really weird wildlife living here. Rocks can be steep and slippery. Suitable for all the family but no unaccompanied children allowed. Adults must book on also. Meet at Clashnessie Beach car park. Grid ref: NC 057309. Time: 3pm - 4:30pm Booking ref: xx It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside…

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September 2022

Guided Tour of Knockan Crag

September 2 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Knockan Crag Scotland IV27 4HH United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join a Geopark guide for a tour of Knockan Crag Knockan Crag is situated 13 miles north of Ullapool. It is home to an open air visitor centre and interpretative trail about the area’s geological history. Here you can visit the rock formation known as the Moine Thrust and learn how the landscape was formed while enjoying breathtaking views of the Coigach and Assynt hills! Meet at the Knockan Crag car park at 11:00am. The tour lasts 2 hours. Places…

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Oldshoremore Field Day

September 6
Oldshoremore IV27 4RS United Kingdom + Google Map
£5 – £9

Relationships Within and Between the Lewisian Gneiss and Torridonian Sandstone of the Kinlochbervie Area Field day with Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison and Geopark Director Murdo MacPherson. The day will consist of a walk along the coast between Oldshoremore and Sheigra, examining the wide variety of structures within the Lewisian Gneiss of the area north of the Laxford front. It will also investigate the characteristics of the overlying sedimentary Torridonian Sandstone and the nature of any boundaries between the two. Differences…

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Harbour seals at Oldany, Drumbeg

September 7 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Drumbeg iv27 4nx United Kingdom
Free

The estuary and salt marsh area of Oldany is great for wildlife. We will look for red-breasted mergansers, shelducks, greenshanks, whimbrels and other waders at the water’s edge. We will watch harbour seals basking on the rocks and there is always a chance of seeing the resident otter or even a white-tailed sea eagle flying overhead. Bring packed lunch. Short 3km walk but can be boggy in places. Meet at Drumbeg view point car park. Grid ref: NC 120330. Time:…

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Fungi in the Culag woods, Lochinver

September 14 @ 11:00 - 14:00
Lochinver United States
Free

Destroying Angels, Ergot and Chanterelles are a some of the marvellous fungi you will find in this wonderful woodland. Meet the different mushrooms and learn their secrets in one of the best woods for fungi in Sutherland. Bring packed lunch. 3km walk. Meet at Woodside car park, Culag Woods, past Lochinver Primary on the road to Inverkirkaig. Grid ref: NC 093215. Time: 11am - 2pm Booking ref: 002960ULLA Price: It costs £9.73 per visitor to operate our Countryside Ranger Service.…

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Geopark Geotour

September 17 @ 00:00 - September 23 @ 00:00
£275.00

Travel the length of the Geopark visiting the areas of geological significance in the company of  local geologist Pete Harrison

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