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August 2019

Walk at Knockan Crag

August 21 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Knockan Crag Scotland IV27 4HH United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Knockan Crag the story with a Geopark Ranger. A two-hour tour of the trail to find out about the storyline of our landscape and the scientific controversy there was in the 1890s. These are free walks due to generous sponsorship by SNH. 

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Historical Geological Maps with Alastair Mitchell

August 27 @ 14:00 - 16:00
The Rock Stop, Unapool
Kylesku, Highland IV27 4HW United Kingdom
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£5

Vintage Geological Maps with Alastair Mitchell. Alastair has a passion for old maps and especially geological ones. He has a collection, which traces the development of the science in Scotland. He will have the original maps there and will talk about their significance. Entrance charge £5.  Friends of the Geopark £4.           

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September 2019

Quinag Guided Walks with The John Muir Trust

September 2 @ 11:00 - 15:00

Walking in the wild. Learn basic survival skills and how to enjoy being in the outdoors safely. Meet at car park north of Skiag Bridge, grid ref NC233274 All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weather and bring good sturdy shoes/boots and packed lunch/snack. Donations welcome towards these walks. For further information contact: Romany Garnett or call her on 07947 872226

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Geotour Sept 2019

September 11 - September 17
The Rock Stop, Unapool
Kylesku, Highland IV27 4HW United Kingdom
secret beach rock

Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. The area has the lowest population density in Europe and exhibits unique geodiversity and biodiversity. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault and with evidence of the earliest life; the North West Highlands Geopark really is the “Cradle of Geology”. £250 per person including transport, early bird discount of 10% for bookings made by April…

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Book Launch – Landscapes in Stone by Alan McKirdy

September 17 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Macphail Centre, Mill Street
Ullapool, IV26 2UN United Kingdom
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Free

Launch in Ullapool of Alan McKirdy's new book Northern Highlands - Landscapes in Stone.   Hosted by Pete Harrison, NW Highlands Geopark Geologist. Alan McKirdy has presented a series of books for Scottish Natural Heritage on the landscapes of classic geological areas in Scotland and now he has developed the concept further with publisher Birlinn. The Northern Highlands is tenth in the series.  Come and meet Alan and find out more about the story line of our world class landscape. Ullapool…

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Rise and Fall of the North West Highland Himalayas

September 20 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Macphail Centre, Mill Street
Ullapool, IV26 2UN United Kingdom
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£3

The Rise and Fall of the North West Highland Himalayas as considered by a new edition of Hutton's Arse   Peter Harrison has cooperated with Dr Malcolm Rider to produce a second edition of the unique book, Hutton’s Arse. One of the chapters looks at the controversy that surrounded establishing the theory of mountain building, here in the Highlands. The mountains within the geopark were once as high as the present-day Himalayas, as they were formed by a very similar…

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Explore Watercourses and Caves at Traligill Valley, Inchnadamph

September 22 @ 11:00
Inchnadamph, Elphin
Lairg, IV27 4HN United Kingdom
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Free

Assynt Field Club walk with Pete Harrison of the North West Highlands Geopark. A multi-discipline excursion with Peter Harrison leading on the geology. This valley has much to discover and interpret so come along and help do just that. Meet at the Inchnadamph carpark (NC251216) at 11.00 a.m.  Distance c.6km, mainly on paths.  Bring lunch.

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October 2019

Quinag Guided Walks with The John Muir Trust

October 7 @ 10:00 - 14:00

Nut collection walk. Working with our partners at Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) join us on a foraging walk, collecting seed sources for the native tree nursery. Meet at Lochinver car park next to church/bus stop, grid ref NC094227 All walks are led by John Muir Trust staff. You are responsible for your own safety and that of your children. Dress appropriately for changeable Highland weather and bring good sturdy shoes/boots and packed lunch/snack. Donations welcome towards these walks. For further…

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Earth Science Week

October 12 - October 20

Geological Societies getting together for Earth Science Week - more details to follow

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November 2019

Talk on The North Atlantic Anthrosols by Prof Ian Simpson of the University of Stirling

November 14 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Coigach Village Hall, IV26 2YG + Google Map

Anthrosols comprise soils that have been profoundly modified by human activities such as addition of organic material or household wastes and by cultivation and are found throughout the North Atlantic region.  Advanced geoscience methods enables 'reading' the cultural record contained within these soils and gives new understanding of changing and sustainability of land management practices from the Neolithic through to the Medieval period.  Drawing on these efforts of previous generations these soils are also of relevance to land use today…

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