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Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH)

By Ullapool

This is one of the top Earth Science sites in Scotland. It is recognised worldwide as the place where scientists first discovered a basic principle of geology. From studying the Crag they realised that forces deep within the Earth can cause great masses of rock to slide up and over much younger rock. The Crag is excellent for wildflowers, with mountain avens, yellow saxifrage, and other plants flourishing on the lime-rich rocks. Visitor centre, imaginative sculptures, toilets, three trails ranging from easy to strenuous.

Opening Times

The centre and trails are open all year



Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (SNH)

By Ullapool
Wester Ross
Phone: 01463 701 600
© Dorothy Carse


13 miles north of Ullapool, signposted off A835

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