Glen Coe

Ancient volcanoes and powerful glaciers have led to the world-famous rugged scenery of this sculpted valley (known in Scotland as a Glen). Travelling South through Ballachulish into Glen Coe, via the A 82, you will be stunned by your surroundings. Stops include:

  • Ballachulish slate quarry. Opened in 1692, this quarry supplied most of Scotland with roof tiles. If you look closely you may see some golden crystals. But don’t be fooled, they are pyrite!
  • Standing on the edge of an ancient volcano (caldera)
  • Banana rock!
  • Waterfalls by Queen’s cairn with flow-banded rhyolite, welded ash from the volcano nearby
  • The three sisters of Glen Coe
  • NW – SE trending fault lines showing movement of the volcanic rocks
  • A flinty rock which forms part of a fault intrusion
  • The scenery from blockbuster movies such as SkyFall

Start location Ballachulish Tourist information, 25 km South of Fort William on the A 82.

Start time is 10am

End Location Glencoe Ski Centre

End time is 4pm

Distance travelled by car, from Ballachulish to Glencoe Ski Centre, is 22.5km (45km to get back to Ballachulish).

Walking Level Moderate

Cost and booking: £65 per person and kids go free, just book adults in and let us know that children are coming. To book more than one person increase the quantity of bookings in your online basket as appropriate.

Other parties may be taking part in the same tour. Up to a total of 8 people per Geotour.

Discounts are on individuals party booking size and not the final group.

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