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North West Higlands Geopark: Earth Science & Archaeology Week - Daily Talks & Georambles

10 - 18 October 2015
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Field trip, Lecture, Social event
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2015
North West Highlands Geopark, Scottish Highlands
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In conjunction with the Highland Archaeology Festival the North West Highlands Geopark will host a series of Earth Science Café events which will provide participants the opportunity to judge the earth science poster competition which they’re running with the local primary schools.

There will be talks and walks every day between the 10 - 18 October 2015 on the theme of Earth Science, archaeology and Geo-archaeology

More walks and talks will be announced as they come in - Check out the website for full details.

Events in Earth Science Week

Saturday 10 October

Lunchtime talk: How glaciers have affected the landscape around Ullapool

Speaker: Dr Hannah Mathers
Time & Venue: 12pm, The Ceilidh Place bunkhouse, Ullapool
Cost: FREE

Tea and Coffee available for a small fee then we will head over the road to the Ceilidh Place cafe for lunch, all welcome to join.
Monday 12 October

Cafe Scientifique - 'What if we could X-ray the Earth? Tales of exploration, geology and physics.'

Speaker: Geophysicist Mike Goodwin
Time & Venue: 5pm, Piping School Cafe, Achiltibuie
Cost: FREE
Tuesday 13 October

Cafe Scientifique - 'What if we could X-ray the Earth? Tales of exploration, geology and physics.'

Speaker: Geophysicist Mike Goodwin
Time & Venue: 12pm, Ceilidh House, Kinlochbervie
Cost: FREE
Wednesday 14 October

Georamble exploring the geological story of the Northern Hemisphere

Time & Venue: 11am at Knockan Crag
Grid ref: NC188090. Nearest postcode: IV27 4HH
Cost: Adults £4, children £3, family £11.

Book online at the event page

Join a NWH Geopark Geo-ranger to explore Knockan Crag, a site just off the main road bursting with interesting geology and amazing wildlife. A well-constructed path takes a short and steep climb to amazing views across to Stac Pollaidh and beyond.

Meet at Knockan Crag NNR car park, 2.5 miles south of Elphin at 11am. 
Thursday 15 October

Talk by Mountaineering Instructor Tim Hamlet

Time & Venue: 12 Noon, Lochinver Mission.
Cost: FREE

Mountaineering Instructor Tim Hamlet explains why the Geology of North West Highlands makes the area so attractive to climbers and shares some of his adventures including climbing the Old Man of Stoer
Friday 16 October

Georamble to an ancient wheel house, Loch Eriboll

Time & Venue: 2pm, Meeting place given out at time of booking
Booking essential - Visit the event page for more information
Cost: Adults £8, Children £4, family £20.

Georamble to an ancient wheel house at Laide on the side of Loch Eriboll. A short walk around Loch Eriboll to visit a prehistoric landscape and some of the rocky outcrops which inspired mountain building theory. Find out about the Iron Age landscape and how the geology influences architecture and way of life.

Earth Science Week - 13-19 October 2014

Find out more about Earth Science Week 2015 Events & Activities