- cape wrath
- the geopark
Become a 21st Century Explorer
Scotland’s first European Geopark
At 3,000 million years old, the rocks at the seashore are even older
than the hills -
Welcome to North West Highlands Geopark – Scotland’s first Geopark
Stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements, thriving communities – North West Highlands Geopark offers one of the best opportunities to explore wild places in Europe.
Whatever your interests and however you choose to travel, the Geopark has some fantastic activities and amenities on offer for everyone, all year round. Put together an itinerary that will please the whole family. Find a grocery store, a bookshop or a campsite close to a beautiful sandy beach. Discover more about the fascinating geology and natural heritage of NW Highlands Geopark at award-winning visitor centres and local museums.
Find out more about the Geopark – who lives here, what impact geology has on our daily lives and what’s on locally – or start searching for travel and visitor information by going straight to theAREA, our interactive online information centre where you can pick a theme or area to get to the information you want.
North West Highlands Geopark is part of a global network of territories defined by their outstanding geological features, forward-thinking local communities and unique natural and cultural heritage.