Tyne Water & Crichton Castle, Midlothian
26th November 2022
A short walk through Vogrie Country Park and along the Tyne Water to Crichton Castle, exploring contrasting stories of warm seas and glacial meltwater!
THE ROCKS: we will be skirting the edge of the Midlothian coal basin, seeing some of the typical sedimentary rocks formed during the middle part of the Carboniferous Period, including thick limestone and sandstone layers that have been quarried for lime and building stone. Crichton Castle sits on the edge of an impressive glacial drainage channel.
THE WALK: from Vogrie Country Park we will follow the Tyne Water upstream to Crichton Castle, on paths that skirt the edge of extensive limestone quarries and are rough in places. We will circle back to Vogie on better paths. Total distance 7km. I have classified this as a Moderate walk: not always on paths, it may be rough or slippery underfoot at times. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.