Lochaber Geopark’s Info. Points


As you explore the Geopark, stop off and support these local businesses around Lochaber. A network of cafes, visitor centres and shops are now stocking some of our books and guides. As you visit some of the best geology and wildlife sites in the area via our Rock Routes and Geotrails, take a well earned break – there should always be somewhere nearby.

    Darwin's Rest Cafe & Craft Shop

    Visit the Parallel Roads of Glenroy, then warm up with lunch, coffee and cake in Darwin’s Rest. There are displays to tell you about the areas geological heritage.

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    The Well of the Seven Heads

    Great coffee and home baking, a handy general store and the tempting lochside larder on the beautiful shores of Loch Oich, with a particularly gory clan history.

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    Glencoe Mountain Resort

    One of the UK’s 5 natural ski resorts, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied all year round, whatever your abilities. Complete with hot meals and great views.

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    Ardnamurchan Natural History Centre

    Learn about the area’s wildlife in the Living Building, enjoy home-made treats or a leisurely lunch at the tearoom and browse the Antler Gift Shop for local, hand-made crafts.

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    The Ice Factor

    As well as ice climbing, this mountain activity centre can entertain you with a range of activities for gnarly, experienced mountaineers, or family and friends looking for a fun day out.

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    Glencoe Cafe

    A lovely cafe in the quiet, historic village of Glencoe. Quality tea and coffee, delicious breakfasts and lunches, fresh home baking, award winning scones and a range of gifts, books and maps.

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    Land, Sea and Islands Centre

    A community run resource in a stunning location, with displays about all aspects of Arisaig’s past and present with a small shop promoting local art and crafts.

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    West Highland Museum

    The museum on Fort William High Street tells the region’s story, from Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, to tourism and the coming of industry and the modern age.

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    Country Mumkins at the Artisan Cafe

    Our first “gateway” Info. Point! Two country mums who just love making cakes, coffees and so much more! A lovely place to start your adventure in the Geopark.

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    Isle of Eigg Craft Shop

    Jump off the ferry, walk along the pier and you’ll be met by this friendly craft shop on the Isle of Eigg, with lots of information on walks and wildlife on this extrordinary island.