Knockan Crag (Time-Travelling)

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This is a fascinating short walk on the border between Wester Ross and West Sutherland, treading the footsteps of countless students (and professors) from all over to study the complications of the Moine Thrust, where ancient rocks slid over much younger ones. It's a study of mountain-building. At one point you can hold two rock strata 500 million years apart.

There is a great deal of information along the route, designed for all ages, with quizzes for children and hand-operated machinery to re-enact the rock movement. There are three trails, a low one suitable for wheelchairs, a middle-level one for the less active and a high circular route along the top of the crag, giving superb views of Cul Beag, Cul Mor, Stac Polly, Suilven and Canisp. For the upper route boots are recommended; and young children will have to be watched on the climb up the cliff.

This short walk can easily be linked with the nearby Walk 4367.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Sutherland


Birds, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Museum, Nature Trail