Knockan Crag
North of Ullapool © Ullapool Tours

Historic Car Tour Ullapool to Knockan Crag and back

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January — December

Uncover the hidden history beneath the remote, beautiful landscapes of Coigach and Assynt. See how exciting geological events shaped this area, discover how crofters lived in times gone by and learn about the clearances and resistance.

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One of the highlights of the tour will be a longer stop at Knockan Crag where you will have time to hear all about how the famous geologists Peach and Horne solved a geological mystery. A short walk will lead you up to the fascinating Moine Thrust with stunning views to the mountain panorama in front of you.

Learn how the Lords of the Isles, the Clan of the MacDonalds, dominated the sea west of Ullapool and the Hebrides until the late 15th century.

Imagine how billions/millions years ago Lewisian Gneiss, Torridonian Sandstone and Durness Limestone laid the foundations of the Scottish Highlands.

Meet the Coigach men who went on the long and arduous journey to Montana to work as cattlemen, shepherds and cowboys.

Admire the courage of some local people who stood up against their lairds and the authorities and resisted against the clearances.

Connect with the traditional way of living in former times when people in small communities lived off the land by crofting and fishing.

Be fascinated by the geological events that created a linear tectonic feature, the so-called Moine Thrust Belt, and have a look at it for yourself at Knockan Crag.

Listen to the colourful history of Isle Martin, from its reputed Christian beginnings to becoming the site of a herring curing station, a flour mill, a conservation area, and ending in community ownership.

Discover how the crofters traditionally cut and used peat and the importance of peatland for the planet today.

Hear about the long and strenuous walk the local postman had to tackle in wind and weather to deliver the mail to and from Coigach.

Old photographs and stories will illustrate your tour, let you experience the past and get a feel for the place.

COVID-19 information

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Ullapool Tours
Shore Street
IV26 2UJ
Driver guide Self drive Walking
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Archaeology Geology History

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Tour company information

Ullapool Tours

Ullapool Tours offers engaging guided tours in and around Ullapool, brimming with history and stories, geology, archaeology and folklore. Join us for a walking tour through the village or explore Ullapool’s surroundings on a car tour. Connect with places and people, and discover the stories behind the facts on our entertaining tours. Our friendly local guides have used their expertise to create captivating journeys into the area’s rich past and heritage. Enjoy a five star experience, first class customer service and a very warm welcome here at Ullapool Tours.

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