Hutton’s Coast – Dunglass and Cove
8th November 2021
This quiet section of coast has some spectacular sandstone layers that help control the shape of the coastline. It includes the starting point for James Hutton’s journey along the coast in 1788 on the day he discovered Siccar Point.
THE ROCKS: date from early in the Carboniferous Period, and are typical of the strata formed in this area – thick sandstone layers with intervening mudstone, with a touch of limestone and coal.
THE WALK: A varied walk on paths and beaches that explores different sections of this interesting and quiet coastline. I have classified this as an Easy Walk. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.
MEETING POINT & ROUTE: Minor dead-end road off the old A1 at Dunglass, 500 metres west of the Cockburnspath roundabout on the new A1, and opposite the entrance to the Dunglass Collegiate Church. Grid reference: NT769721 | Nearest Postcode: TD13 5XF | What3Words: craftsmen.chum.hedge | Route Map.
This walk is accessible by public transport, bus from Edinburgh Bus Station at 8am, arrives Cockburnspath 9.30am.