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51 Best Places to see Scotland’s Geology: Parallel Roads of Glen Roy
08/10/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lochaber is famous for the mysterious parallel lines that can be traced along the sides of Glen Gloy, Glen Roy and Glen Spean – the Parallel Roads. Before geologists unravelled the story of ice ages in Scotland, many people believed that the lines were roads built by the ancient kings of Scotland. It was only in the 19th century that the first theories about glaciers were put forward. We now know that these ‘roads’ are in fact shorelines created by ice-dammed lakes. The best examples of the ‘parallel roads’ are found in Glen Roy.
This tour includes a tasty light lunch at Darwin’s Rest Café and Craft shop in Roybridge followed by an excursion to Glen Roy to discuss and view The Parallel Roads.