Around Arthur’s Seat

Event Date:

29th April 2021

Event Time:

10:00 am

THE ROCKS: There is a good reason that Arthur’s Seat is Scotland’s best known volcano: it displays a wonderful selection of volcanic features, right in the heart of Edinburgh. We will visit lava flows and minor intrusions, the central volcanic vent but also dive deeper to explore the dolerite intrusion of Salisbury Crags.

THE WALK: A varied walk that avoids the busiest paths. We will climb over Whinny Hill, circle around Arthur’s Seat on the Queen’s Drive and then walk along the top of Salisbury Crags.

I have classified this as a Moderate Walk, rough or slippery underfoot at times. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.

MEETING POINT & ROUTE: On the grass to the east of the Holyrood Palace Car Park, on the Queens Drive. Grid reference: NT270737 | Nearest Postcode: EH8 8HG | What3Words: | Route Map.

CORONAVIRUS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION: During Geowalks activities, the aim is to keep everyone safe and to minimise the risk of transmission of Coronavirus. Everyone has a duty to minimise the risk to themselves and others. All participants must read this document “Geowalks: Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-2021: Information for participants on short walks (version 2.0 15Mar21)” and you can only attend a Geowalks activity if you have read and agree to follow the procedures outline, and accept the risks involved.

Most importantly, do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, or if you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, has tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 14 days. The main symptoms are a new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.

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