Case study: Lochaber Geopark

BenHiantPlinthLochaber Geopark is proud to be a signatory of the Scottish Geodiversity Charter. Our business is the promotion and understanding of the geology, geodiversity and landscape of the whole of Lochaber, for locals and visitors alike, not just for the major tourist attractions like Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.

We recently finished a project to design and install twenty geology and landscape interpretation panels located around Lochaber, from the Ballachulish Slate Quarry to the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy, from Glen Nevis to the Isle of Eigg. We link the panels in a series of “Rock Routes”, with a free leaflet showing all twenty panel locations. The comments and feedback from visitors and locals has been excellent.

The photograph shows one of our favourite panel localities, at the Ben Hiant Viewpoint in Ardnamurchan. Not only does it highlight great geology but has great views across to the Isle of Mull, Loch Sunart and the Morvern Peninsula. It is also great place to see eagles, red deer and other wildlife. The “Rock Route” leaflets are available from us, get in touch via