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North West Highlands Geopark Field Excursion: Kinlochbervie

6 September

- £9.00

Relationships Within and Between the Lewisian Gneiss and Torridonian Sandstone of the Kinlochbervie Area

With North West Highlands Geopark Geologist Pete Harrison and Geopark Director Murdo MacPherson

The day will consist of a walk along the coast between Oldshoremore and Sheigra, examining the wide variety of structures within the Lewisian Gneiss of the area north of the Laxford front. It will also investigate the characteristics of the overlying sedimentary Torridonian Sandstone and the nature of any boundaries between the two. Differences in coastal morphology between the two rock types will be highlighted along with features of the distinctive coastal Machair grassland and dune system. In addition, evidence of glaciation will be examined. The walk is 4.5 km over generally easy mixed terrain involving sandy beaches, well trodden narrow grassy paths and some clifftop locations where caution should be exercised but which will pose little difficulty to the average walker.
The newly launched ‘Walkers Guide to Kinlochbervie’ book, written by Dougie Cunningham on behalf of the Kinlochbervie Community Company, highlights this route. The book is available from local sellers and the online Geopark Shop at nwhgeopark.com/product/walkers-guide-to-kinlochbervie

The excursion will be an all day event and the cost is £9 (discounted to £5 for Friends of the Geopark and Ambassadors).
Meeting points and time will be given once places are booked. 20 places are available for this event.
To book and for further enquiries please contact: pete@nwhgeopark.com.


Outdoor event - longSuitable for adults and young peopleLevel of prior knowledge - intermediateLocation - outdoorsSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


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Details

Date:
6 September
Cost:
£9.00
Event Category:
Website:
pete@nwhgeopark.com

Organiser

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark
Email:
pete@nwhgeopark.com
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Details

Date:
6 September
Cost:
£9.00
Event Category:
Website:
pete@nwhgeopark.com

Organiser

North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark
Email:
pete@nwhgeopark.com
View Organiser Website
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