The Rock Stop – Visitor Centre

The Rock Stop is the North West Highlands Geopark visitor centre, coffee shop, and exhibition centre. We are also the central hub for the North West Highlands Geopark.  The shop sells everything from books on the local geology to gifts and information packs.

Come and Visit Us

You can find us in the old Unapool School Building. The café serves hot and cold drinks and snacks. We also sell a range of locally made arts and crafts. Come along and enjoy superb views, warm up with a hot drink or cool down with a cold one and have a look around our exhibition about the rocks and landscape of the North West Highlands.

We are located in Unapool, on the A894, 1 mile north of the Drumbeg turnoff, and 1 mile south of the Kylesku bridge. Keep an eye out for the purple signs on the building!  Click on the What3Words link  ///spacing.ramps.property  for map location.

We are also a great place to drop in if you’re looking for some information on what’s on in the North West Highlands. We are motorcyclist, cyclist and hiker friendly! Dogs welcome in the outdoor seating area (only guide dogs and support dogs allowed inside the café).

Find us on Facebook or TripAdvisor or contact us by email rockstop@nwhgeopark.com

SHOPPING ONLINE WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES

At the Rock Stop, we also take pride in sign-posting other local businesses and display their wares for sale. While we’re closed physically, many producers are busily working from home creating some beautiful and functional items! Have a look through the links and shop in the North West Highlands from the comfort of your own home.

If you are a small producer in the Geopark and would like to be added to the virtual Rock Stop please get in touch as we now offer business partnerships.  To find out more visit the Supporter and Ambassador Partnerships page.

INVERNESS COFFEE COMPANY

We source our coffee from the Inverness Coffee Company. Did you know that you can grab a bag online and enjoy an authentic Highland roast?

GNEISS THINGS

Jewellery and household items carved from the Outer Hebrides

HAMLET MOUNTAINEERING

Landscape Photography from the North West Highlands

THE WEE CALENDAR COMPANY

A beautiful range of Calendars made in the Highlands

FISK GALLERY

High quality local works of ceramics, art and craft. 

TEMPLEOFURSA

Charms and Oracle Pendants made in the North West Highlands

GOLDEN EAGLES ZIPWIRE

Experience Voucher, £13. Contact info@goldeneagleziplines.com to order!

KEVIN ARROWSMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

Landscape, Adventure and more in the North West Highlands

HIGHLAND STONEWARE

Hand-painted ceramics in innovative designs by local ceramicists in the North West Highlands

PLASTIC@BAY

Useful and decorative products made from recycled ocean plastic

The Rock Stop

The Rock Stop is the North West Highlands Geopark visitor centre, coffee shop, and exhibition centre. We are also the central hub for the North West Highlands Geopark.  The shop sells everything from books on the local geology to gifts and information packs.

The Rock Stop Opening Hours

We are ready to welcome customers to the ROCK STOP! Visit our geology exhibition and local craft shop. Serving hot and cold drinks and snacks – sit in our café, outdoor seating area or take something away with you on your exploration of our beautiful countryside.

The Rock Stop is now open for the 2024 season. Open Saturday – Wednesday from 10:00 – 16:00.

Useful Links

Did you know that we are currently running a three year programme to develop the Geopark? Check out our Access, Connect Take-Part page!

We all have a part to play in caring for our Geopark.

If you are hunting for fossils or seeking out rocks be sure to follow the Scottish Fossil Code and the Geology Fieldwork Code

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