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Fascinating Facts

Welcome to Lochaber Geopark

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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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Fire

Fire

Lochaber has experienced two major outbursts of volcanic activity in its geological history. The most recent fiery episode occurred some 60 million years ago when Greenland and Scotland began to separate and the North Atlantic Ocean was created.

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