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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.

Ardnamurchan Point

Most Westerly Point

The Point of Ardnamurchan is the most westerly place on the British mainland. It is situated at just under 6° 14' W, which puts it significantly further west than Land's End (5° 43' W). It is reached by a single track road, and has a lighthouse and visitor centre.

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Featured Topic: Ice


Over the last two million years Scotland has been in the grip of an Ice Age and has experienced extreme fluctuations in climate. At times the climate was warmer than today, but during the coldest episodes a great ice sheet covered the whole country.

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