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51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology: Glencoe

16/10/2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: this event has been rescheduled from 9th to 16th October.

Glencoe is a striking and dramatic glen which contrasts starkly with the flat and desolate Rannoch Moor immediately to the east. The deep glen with its high mountain peaks and ridges on either side shows clear evidence of recent sculpting by glaciers. What is perhaps not so well known is that the road through the glen also cuts through an ancient volcano.

Meet at Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre at 9.30am and set off in own vehicles at 10am. We’ll make multiple stops in Glencoe with short walking distances to see fault intrusion rocks, the caldera fault line, andesite and rhyolite lava flows. Moderate fitness required. Please bring a packed lunch, stout footwear, waterproofs, cameras, binoculars, walking poles if desired.

Details

Date:
16/10/2017
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://lochabergeopark.org.uk/news-resources/news-events/

Organizer

Lochaber Geopark
Phone:
01397 705314
Email:
info@lochabergeopark.org.uk
Website:
http://lochabergeopark.org.uk/contact/