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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 or join us on our popular Rock Safaris.


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Deepest Pothole

Uamh Nan Claig-Ionn (Cave of the Skulls) is one of many sporting caves formed in bands of metamorphic limestone which run in a north-easterly direction across Lochaber from Appin to Glen Spean. At 48m deep it is Scotland's deepest pothole.

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Mountain Habitats

The biodiversity in Lochaber’s mountain areas is some of the most significant in Britain. An outstanding range of upland habitats is represented including wet and dry heaths, montane scrub, and snowbed and summit vegetation.

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