Vitrified Fort E-Bike Geotour

Thank you to those that joined our E-Bike Geotour of the Vitrified Fort (Dun Deardail), on Tuesday 7th May 2019, as part of GeoWeek 2019!

Highlights included:

  • Exposures of thermally-altered Ballachulish Limestone, with tremolite minerals
  • Spotting contacts of volcanic sills intruding the Fort William Formation
  • Views from the Vitrified Fort’s hilltop, Sgorr Chalum
  • Vitrified rock with vesicles and quartz clasts showing evidence that melting had occurred
  • Biking up to the Fort on fantastic E-Bikes, which made the journey more pleasant

Lochaber Geopark would also like to thank Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) for helping organise this event, Jamie (LEG bike development officer) for providing the bike tuition and expertise and Nevis Cycles for all their help getting us the E-Bikes, letting us use the E-Bikes and gifting us all a voucher on an E-Bike purchase of £45.