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Excursion: Glen Roy; a geological mystery

30 September @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

- £50

A guided walk exploring the remote northern end of Glen Roy, Lochaber. Famed for its ‘Parallel Roads’ a geological phenomenon which attracts visitors from all over the world it is a beautiful, rugged glen where both nature and people have left their mark.

We will discover the mystery and controversy behind the Parallel Roads story as well as the science that explains them today. As we explore deeper into the glen we will visit a variety of other fascinating natural features.

Natural forces play a defining role in the landscape of Glen Roy but it is also a place where people thrived for centuries. Evidence of human life can be seen throughout the glen and these stories too will be told. Expect an experience that is rich in natural and human history, explores a variety of landscapes and gives a true feel for life in this famous Highland glen.

Distance: 14km
Ascent: 400m
Time: 6 – 7 hours
Starting Point: Glen Roy road end, by Brae Roy Lodge
Terrain: Moorland terrain on rough paths. Some pathless sections.
Requirements: A good level of general fitness and comfortable walking on rough ground. Sturdy walking boots and weather appropriate clothing.

Booking essential: https://wildrootsguiding.scot/scheduled-journeys/


Outdoor event - longSuitable for adults and young peopleLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerSubject Area - Climate ChangeSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust.
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Details

Date:
30 September
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£50
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Venue

Glen Roy road end, by Brae Roy Lodge
Glen Roy Highland PH34 4EA + Google Map

Organiser

Wild Roots Highland Guiding
Phone:
07720398642
Email:
anna@wildrootsguiding.scot
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Details

Date:
30 September
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
£50
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
View Event Website

Venue

Glen Roy road end, by Brae Roy Lodge
Glen Roy Highland PH34 4EA + Google Map

Organiser

Wild Roots Highland Guiding
Phone:
07720398642
Email:
anna@wildrootsguiding.scot
View Organiser Website