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 [email protected] leaving your name and mobile number. First come, first serve. 15 places only.

More info on the sandmine trip click here