Blackford Hill, Edinburgh
1st August 2020
THE ROCKS: Volcanoes were here! Blackford Hill is made of a large slab of andesite rock, and there is also a thin and rather obscure layer of volcanic ash. The rocks have been eroded by ice and meltwater, creating an interesting shape to the landscape.
THE WALK: We’ll walk around the hill and up to the summit for views across the rest of Edinburgh. This is classified as an Easy Walk, on good paths with steps and some climbing. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.
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 – Information for participants on short walks” 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, a high temperature or a loss of smell or taste.