Step on three billion years of history, bridge 500 million years with your bare hands and dig into deep time. The landscape around Knockan Crag reveals some of the world’s oldest rocks as well as evidence of the huge upheavals, collisions and pressures that have shaped the land we call Scotland. Visit the Rock Room, walk our trails and discover the clues that allowed one of the world’s greatest geological mysteries to be solved.
Trails including all-ability, car parking, toilets, picnic area, Rock Room visitor centre.
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Scottish National Heritage, Pulteney Street, Ullapool,
T: 01854 613418
Disabled Facilities: yes
Pets Welcome: yes
Many of the pivotal discoveries of the Victorian era that contributed to the development of the concept of plate tectonics were made in this area, and there are still regular international geological conferences.