Lochaber Geopark

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  • Address: 55A High Street, Fort William, Highland, United Kingdom
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  • Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1397705314
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Nature
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Offering a melting point of scenic pathways, the views of the highland mountains, wildlife, history, geology and a range of activities, the park has 6 stopping places and a number of walkways that help you explore the geological treasures of the region.

The geotrail gives you directions with highlights marked around the region that show important geological formations -making for a pleasant hike. The rock routes are 20 gorgeous viewpoints spread across the park with installed boards that explain the geological importance of the place while the Superlative Lochaber includes the most important natural features in Scotland like the highest mountain in Britain, the deepest Lock (Lock Morar) and the deepest pothole in the world that takes you down 48 meters and is part of the Cave of the Skulls. The great glen fault is around 400 million years old and is a stunning sight on its own along with the Compass Hill and the parallel roads of the ice sourced lakes. There are year round activities like ice climbing, hiking, mountaineering and biking arranged for visitors. The wildlife of the area includes Se Eagles, Porpoise, Basking Sharks, Pine Martins, Wild Cats, Deer, Otters, Puffins, Dolphins, gannets and Seagulls while the geology of the place includes reserves of Mica, Pitchstone, Tiger rock, pure Quartz Sandstone, Strontium deposits and the rare Kentallenite minerals seen here in thin sections along with archaeological findings.

Did you know most of the earthquakes that still happen in Scotland are a caused by the readjustment of the Earth’s crust that is still taking place after the melting of the ice cap some 11,500 years ago? The park has literally something for everyone’s interest and along with the tours offered here, you are sure to leave the park a little bit smarter for sure!

Lochaber Geopark Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.

How to Reach Lochaber Geopark

  • By Bus: At Linnhe Road
  • By walking
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a Car.
  • By renting a Bike/ Cycle.

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  • Lochaber Geopark Address: 55A High Street, Fort William, Highland, United Kingdom
  • Lochaber Geopark Contact Number: +44-1397705314
  • Lochaber Geopark Timing: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Lochaber Geopark(preferred time): 09:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Lochaber Geopark: 04:00 Hrs
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