Braid Hills, Edinburgh
28th August 2020
THE ROCKS: The Braid Hills are made of an unusual type of igneous rock, trachyte, formed during surface volcanic activity around 410 million years ago. This layer is part of a sequence of igneous rocks that is found in the Pentlands, Braid and Blackford Hills.
THE WALK: We’ll walk up to the summit of Braid Hills and descend on the gentle eastern slope before circling back to our start point via the Hermitage of Braid. Distance 5km. 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.