Upcoming Friends Events

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Friends of Lochaber Geopark Excursion: Fort William to Arisaig and the point at Rubha Breac to the west of Arisaig.

Sunday 1st September

Meet at Neptunes’ Staircase at 10 am, to share transport if required.

The excursion will include:

  • Ripple marks in sandstone and preserved in Loch Eil Moine psammites
  • pegmatite veins cutting Glenfinnan Moine rocks with metamorphic structures
  • a multi-phase diorite intrusion
  • folding in Morar Moine rocks cut by a Palaeogene dyke
  • a dyke and cone sheet complex

Walking distances will be relatively short, up to 1km from the cars, but over rough ground.

Please bring a packed lunch, stout footwear, waterproofs, cameras, binoculars, walking poles if desired.

Friends of Lochaber Geopark Excursion: Isle of Kerrera

Sunday 22nd September

Meet at Gallanach Ferry slip south of Oban at 10.00 latest, to park up before the ferry at 10.30.

Return probably the 17.00 ferry.

The excursion will include:

  • Dalradian metasediments
  • A big unconformity
  • Massive conglomerate beds
  • An early Devonian Lorne basaltic lavas
  • Palaeogene dykes
  • All-day walk, with a stop at the Tea Room

Please bring walking boots, waterproofs, packed lunch and drink, cameras and binoculars. No great heights, but a lot of rough ground. Walking distance about 10 km in total, most on a Land Rover type forest track.

Ferry costs £4.80 return per adult.  Dogs permitted, on short leads, usually lots of sheep and wild goats about on the island.

Excursion date for the diary:

Sunday, 13th October, a venue to be arranged, but date reserved.

Cost for excursions: £10 for Friends of Lochaber Geopark members, £20 for  non-members

Booking is essential: E-mail info@lochabergeopark.org.uk or call 01397 705314 to book your place on the excursion

Please make sure you have a look at our https://lochabergeopark.org.uk/geotours/clothing-and-equipment/