Trip to Lochaline, including the Sand Mine

On Friday 30th November the Geopark is going to Lochaline to see the sandmine. Why not come along with us and make a day of the trip, before going into the depths of the ground?

Description: We will be going around the Ardnamurchan peninsula, staying close to Lochaline, taking in the Moine metamorphosed rocks to the sedimentary formations of the Jurassic and Perm-Triassic and finishing with the volcanic activity 62 million years ago. After this the mine will be doing a public tour.

Time: Meet at the Corran Ferry for 10am to share transport


  • Bring a packed lunch
  • Anyone who would like to do this tour will need to be 16 or over and reasonably fit as the road to the mine entrance is quite steep
  • Must to wear sturdy shoes (preferably water resistant)
  • bring a torch
  • wear high viz jacket or vest
  • bring a hard hat

If you do not have a hard hat or high visibility clothing please let us know when you book for your safety.


Included is the £5 payment for entrance to the sand mine trip

Members: £10                 Non-members: £15

Booking: Call 01397 705314, pop into our visitor centre or email leaving your name and mobile number. First come, first serve. 15 places only.

More info on the sandmine trip click here