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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

#2 of 23 things to do in Ullapool Features Animals
Ullapool IV27 4HH, Scotland
01854 613418
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Very interesting

On a wet drizzly day and being based at a camp site near Ullapool, we chose to visit. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
Unusual Gelogical formations explained

My wife and I are certainly not geologists but the rock formations in this area intrigued us and so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
charles m
Thurso, United Kingdom
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Ullapool IV27 4HH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On a wet drizzly day and being based at a camp site near Ullapool, we chose to visit. Not disappointed we did. I have no idea about geology but found the explanations of how younger rocks were on top of older rocks fascinating. That amateurs...More

Thank Dillan1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are certainly not geologists but the rock formations in this area intrigued us and so we decided to visit and explore the area. This was when we were on the North-coast 500 tour in May 2017. We parked the car at...More

Thank charles m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on a wet, driech day but were soon totally absorbed by the displays and information. An exceptionally well presented site plus a great little track around the crag assuming you are modestly fit and have suitable footwear. We loved our day there.

Thank tripandy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Moine psammites and pelitic schists thrust over the Cambrian quartzite and limestones demonstrate nicely the huge forces of plate tectonics that forced Laurentia and Avalonia together to form what you see at Knochan today. The nearby majestic Torridonian inselbergs of Suilven, Cul Mor, Cul...More

Thank Ketley007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Within 1 minute of being in the information centre we were watching the golden eagle on the mountain range. For us that was the best thing about the reserve, it's more about geology that a nature reserve

Thank Becky R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely interesting to learn a little bit of the history of the area and the geology behind the rock forms and how they were created. Fascinating and worth stopping on the way north.

Thank THFC69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in Ullapool and the crag is a short drive away. We spent over an hour here. There is a lot of interesting information on the geological significance of the area, in particular the Moine Thrust. Did not realise that Scotland used to...More

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, as a geologist, I may be a bit biased! I do firmly believe that even as a non-geologist you can appreciate this site. The reserve has been managed really well with all the information carved in stones along the way or displayed in a...More

Thank rjd336
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wasn't on our 'to-do' list but we stopped anyway and were really glad we did. We were really impressed with the layout of all the information & learned a lot about the formation of the rock. We took the climb to the top &...More

1  Thank Dealzz
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Much more interesting than we had anticipated with excellent information all along the trail and some lovely sculptures. We went on a fine sunny day and walked right to the top from where the views were spectacular. I wouldn't have wanted to attempt the top...More

Thank LincolnshireLesley
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