Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Lochaber Geopark – Scotland, UK

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1447

This former geopark was located in the Scottish Highlands and became a global geopark in 2007. The park stretched north-south across Lairigmor and Glencoe, and from Loch Leven in the east to the those small islands such as Isle of Eigg, Isle of Rum, Isle of Muck and Isle of Canna in the west. The Lochaber area is famous for its spectacular scenery. The Lochaber Geopark contained geological features that were of national and international importance, including deeply eroded volcanoes in the western part of Rum and the parallel path of the stunning Glenroy in the east. These unique geological features led the Lochaber region to be officially granted the status of European and Global Geopark in April 2007. However, such status of the park was cancelled at the time of assessment.

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