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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve

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Ullapool IV27 4HH, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped here to walk our dog on our way to Ullapool. Wonderful walk and amazing views! Lots of information if you want to know about the geology of Scotland. Well worth stopping and having a look.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sal1006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit with a reasonably easy hike (there are two options), all unmanned so care must be taken on the trails & this is a free, fabulous views and a lot of interesting information concerning the rock formation of the highlands

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 11 February 2019

We were looking forward to Knockan Crag as a way to learn a bit more about the earth’s creation but a longer than expected stop at the Bone Caves combined with rain and fierce wind kept us from making the entire 60 minute circuit. From...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

This is a gorgeous wee walk for 1h along the Moine Thrust. This gives you an easy to understand inside into the Geology in the North-West of Scotland. On the walk you find various signs explaining more about what rocks you see in front of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank benjaminmS770NS
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We took a ship's excursion with geologist Donald to hike Knockan Crag, where we saw the Moine Thrust. A thrust is the process in which enormous forces move rocks sideways. In this case, it happened 500 million years ago, and as the younger rock moved...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Always worth a visit, but today was stunning. It was only 4.30 pm but I got the whole place to myself. Toilets are open again after being closed for maintenance. Some of the displays need repaired. A beautiful and informative place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank johnkeith3040
Reviewed 25 October 2018

This place , short trail and a lot of information stands are for those ones who are interested in geological history of Earth. For other travelers there are a lot of better view points due North Coast road, and Knockan Crag could be avoided without...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

My husband and I hiked up to this very beautiful and amazing spot. The uphill was easy and the views were amazing. Dress for rain and wind, but worth the weather!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very well done geology site that does an excellent job describing the geology of this North Highland area. Oldest rocks on the top layer? Hiw does this happen? Really enjoyed it. It will only take 20-30 min to view the displays and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jpmountaingoat
Reviewed 15 September 2018

I knew about the difficulty in getting staff for this very remote site, but it is now totally unmanned and the so-called Visitors Centre is just a collection of photographs and leaflets showing you where to hike up the steep, muddy trails to see the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from pat_toast | Reviewed this property |
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10 June 2018|
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Response from Susan P |
Yes, but take care as there are some steep drops.