These are short, informal day walks exploring the rocks of central Scotland. The programme includes many of the best geological sites in the Lothians and Fife, places where you can get to grips with the fascinating stories that the rocks tell about our past. The pace is slow, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the rocks, the landscape and wildlife. Please check the links below to find out more, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Look forward to seeing you on a walk soon!
Saturday 23 March 2019, 10am
Kinghorn – Kirkcaldy, Fife A short, varied section of the Fife Coastal Path, with a interesting mix of sedimentary and igneous rocks creating rocky headlands and pebbly beaches. Short walk, 3 hours, £10.
Sunday 28 April 2019, 10am
St Baldred’s Coast, East Lothian My favourite Firth of Forth coastal walk! A traverse of the beautiful and surprisingly remote stretch of coast from St Baldred’s Cradle near Tyninghame to St Baldred’s boat at Seacliff. After visiting some of the best exposures of sandstone in East Lothian, we will walk through the remains of several volcanoes, that tell a story of moving magma and exploding vents. Day walk, 5 hours, £14. Walk Details …
Sunday 5 May 2019, 10am
It is Scotland’s most important geological site, but Siccar Point is tucked away on the rugged coastline of the Scottish Borders, a hidden gem with beautiful coastal scenery and a rich geological story. We’ll get to the point by walking along the Berwickshire Coastal Path from Cove, gradually travelling back in time through three periods of constrasting sedimentary rocks. Day walk, 5 hours, £14. (An event for Geoweek 2019.) Walk Details …
Sunday 2 June 2019, 10am
North Pentland Hills, Edinburgh
The rocks of the Pentland Hills were formed during volcanic eruptions around 400 million years ago. We meet several different varieties of lava on this traverse across the northern slopes, with good views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. Day walk, 5 hours, £14. Walk Details …
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Places are often available on the day but please check before turning up. Numbers are limited to 15 people, and walks may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people book. Walks may also be cancelled or curtailed in bad weather.
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Get Exploring on a Geowalks Adventure!
Wherever you are in Scotland, you have some of the the world’s most amazing geology under your feet. You’re surrounded by an incredible geological story that stretches back through billions of years of deep time.
Join geologist Angus Miller on a time-travelling Geowalk as you learn the importance of the Scottish landscape in this ever-changing world.