Wester Craiglockhart Hill, Edinburgh
7th April 2021
THE ROCKS: Craiglockhart Hills are formed from the eroded remains of a basaltic volcano that erupted around 350 million years ago. The lava flows that form the hill display some fine columnar jointing in places, and there are traces of volcanic ash from explosive eruptions. The hills sit at the junction of two contrasting sets of sedimentary rocks that are important components of the varied geology of central Scotland.
THE WALK: A circular walk from the Water of Leith to the summit of Wester Craiglockhart Hill, exploring the contrasting sides of the hill and returning by Craiglockhart Pond and the Union Canal. Distance 6km. This is classified as an Easy Walk, although the causeway can be slippery in places. 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 2020-2021: 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.