Saturday, 24 November 2018

Excursion to North-West Highlands

Excursion to North-West Highlands

WEGA are organising an excursion to the North-West Highlands of Scotland and would like a few more participants to fill the mini-bus. The dates are from Saturday 27th April to Friday 3rd May - in the midge free season! 

It will be run by the North-West Highlands Geopark. Pete Harrison, of the Geopark, will be guiding us round and driving the mini-bus. The centre of operations will be Ullapool and the programme will be something like this:-

Day 1 - arrive and evening get-together and talk with Pete.

Day 2 - Knockan/Assynt/Kylesku.

Day 3 - Achmelvich / Clachtol

Day 4 - Durness and Scourie (a long day)

Day 5 - Ullapool (a short day)

Day 6 & 7 - flexible, but maybe Achiltibuie, Ledmore, Inchnadamph.

Day 7 - -evening round-up. Q&A and farewells.

A typical day will start at 09.15 minibus pickup in Ullapool and return there by 17.30/18.00, although there is one longer day and one shorter.

The Geopark will charge a discounted rate of £225 per person, for which we get Pete, the minibus each day, his guiding and input daily, hand-out notes etc.  They will need a £50 deposit per person to secure the booking. 

Each participant will need to make their own travel arrangements to and from Ullapool and will need to book their own accommodation.  The costs of accommodation and travel are the responsibility of each participant.

I am looking forward to getting back to one of the greatest areas for geology in the world. To get your name on the participants list contact WEGA's Field Secretary, John McLellan at

You can find out more about the Geopark HERE.

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