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Fascinating Facts

Welcome to Lochaber Geopark

Filte gu pirc-gedha Loch Abair


The Lochaber area is renowned for Ben Nevis and for its spectacular scenery. The aim of Lochaber Geopark is to raise awareness of the extraordinary story behind the formation of the local landscape. Find out here about some of the amazing geological events which have shaped this part of the Highlands, watch a fascinating video on how Ben Nevis was formed or join us on our popular Rock Safaris.


Loch Morar

Deepest Loch

Loch Morar is a freshwater loch in western Lochaber which is accessed from the picturesque Road to the Isles. At 310m (1017ft) deep it is the deepest body of fresh water in the British Isles. The water from the loch flows into the sea near the village of Morar.

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Desert sand dune

Past Environments

When 'Scotland' was first assembled together from different sections of crust it lay south of the equator. As it 'drifted' northwards the sediments subsequently laid down record a great range of different environments - from tropical forests to hot sandy deserts.

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