Local Geology Course

Have you ever wondered how Lochaber’s dramatic landscape was formed? 

Take this opportunity to unearth our local landscape that involves mountain building, fire and ice.

Every Tuesday evening of March (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th), 7-9pm, at Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, 55A High Street. Including a field trip on the last weekend of March.

You will be provided with tuition by geologist and climber Noel Williams. There will be material provided to supplement the classes.

The class topics are

Evening 1 Part 1 Introduction to Rocks

There are three rock types, igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. You will be introduced to the rock types and how they are formed.

Part 2 Mountain building

The process of building mountains, plate tectonics, folding, metamorphism and metamorphic rocks – the large-scale processes of shaping landscapes.

Evening 2 Fire

Igneous rocks: large intrusions of magma and volcanic eruptions.

Evening 3 Part 1 Fire continued

Igneous rocks: minor intrusions (dykes, sills and cone sheets) of magma.

Part 2 Sedimentary rocks including fossils and ancient life

Evening 4 Ice

Glaciation and the causes of Ice Ages: erosional features and depositional features

You can book a place online here, contact us 01397 705314 or e-mail us at info@lochabergeopark.org.uk.