About Lochaber Geopark

Lochaber Geopark is famous for its spectacular scenery. Many geological features of national and international importance can be seen right across Lochaber – ranging from a deeply eroded volcano on Rum in the west, to the amazing Parallel Roads of Glen Roy in the east.

The outstanding quality of Lochaber’s Earth Heritage was officially recognised in April 2007 when Lochaber was awarded European and Global Geopark status. Lochaber Geopark left the networks in 2011 and are now in the process of reapplying.


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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is an area with an outstanding geological heritage and a strategy to promote that heritage for the benefit of the local commu... Read More

Lochaber Geopark Association

The Lochaber Geopark was formed in 2006 and was a member of the European Geopark Network (EGN) and Global Geopark Network (GGN) until 2... Read More

Lochaber Geology

The dramatic and varied landscape of Lochaber has a fascinating story to tell of ancient mountain building, fiery volcanic activity and... Read More

Ardnamurchan (Keith)

European Geoparks Network

The European Geoparks Network (EGN) was established in 2000 and initially consisted of four geopark territories in France, Germany, Gr... Read More

Global Geoparks Network

The Global Geoparks Network (GGN) was set up by UNESCO in 2004. There were initially 25 members comprising 17 European Geoparks and 8 C... Read More

Education & Research

A core strength of Lochaber Geopark is the number of geologists who are involved in the activities of the Geopark.... Read More

Drifting Apart

Project Over the last 3 years the Geopark has been working with Northern Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Canada and Russia to improve our ... Read More


How you can help support the Lochaber Geopark.... Read More

Useful Links & acknowledgements

Useful Links & Apps Geolinks for younger rockhounds Rockwatch A UK wide club for young geologists. KidsGeo A fun geology web... Read More


Take a look at some films which are exclusive to Lochaber Geopark.... Read More

Our Logo

If you have your own website that links into any of the many themes that the Lochaber Geopark website deals with, such as geology, tour... Read More

Support Us

Lochaber Geopark is a registered charity (Scottish registered charity no SC038372). To achieve our main aims, provide the services tha... Read More