Morvern & Ardgour, Lochaber

Date: Friday, 21 April 2017 - Monday, 24 April 2017
Time: 12:00PM - 12:00PM
Type: Excursion

Description

Leader: Jim Blair, Lochaber Geoconservation

Field days: Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday

We hope to be based in the Ardgour area where we would have access to Morvern and Ardgour.  We could meet at the Tourist Info Centre (beside the Ballachulish Slate Quarry) perhaps, at 11.30 am/12 noon, with road stops to see Strontian granite, Moine rocks, perhaps the Ballachulish Slide & the Lochaline working silica mine (has to be a weekday after 4.30 pm, wellington boots, hard hats, high vis jackets required). Over the weekend we also hope to see lavas from the Mull volcano in Morvern, Tennyson's waterfall (off the lavas), Jurassic fossil beds at Lochaline, a possible P/T Boundary, an unconformity between Moine/Devonian and another between Moine and Permo/Trias, hopefully an old lead mine and other things!

Travel will be by shared private cars – less expensive and better than a coach on single track roads.

The logistics of this excursion require the number in the party to be limited to 20, and this weekend is now fully booked. However, because of the interest in the excursion, it is being run again on a second weekend, May 5 to May 8 2017. If you are interested in joining this second excursion, please contact restrips@gsocg.org as soon as possible.