North West Highland Geopark
At 3,000 million years old, the rocks at the seashore are even older than the hills - and what hills they are! Where else can you experience a skyline that compares to the ridges of Foinaven and Arkle, or classic hills like Suilven or Stac Pollaidh? In places like this it’s not just the eagles or the peregrines that soar. This is the most sparsely populated corner of Europe. Set yourself free in a place with space to spare.
Welcome to North West Highlands Geopark – Scotland’s first Geopark
Stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements, thriving communities – North West Highlands Geopark offers one of the best opportunities to explore wild places in Europe.
Whatever your interests and however you choose to travel, the Geopark has some fantastic activities and amenities on offer for everyone, all year round. Put together an itinerary that will please the whole family. Find a grocery store, a bookshop or a campsite close to a beautiful sandy beach. Discover more about the fascinating geology and natural heritage of NW Highlands Geopark at award-winning visitor centres and local museums.
Find out more about the Geopark – who lives here, what impact geology has on our daily lives and what’s on locally – or start searching for travel and visitor information by going straight to theAREA, our interactive online information centre where you can pick a theme or area to get to the information you want.
North West Highlands Geopark is part of a global network of territories defined by their outstanding geological features, forward-thinking local communities and unique natural and cultural heritage.
Visit the North West Highland Geopark's website here.