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, or don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you on a walk soon!
Angus Miller, Geowalks
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Most walks go ahead as planned, but occasionally I need to make changes. Walks may not take place if fewer than 5 people book, so please make sure you let me know if you intend to come on a walk. Pay cash or cheque on the day. Page updated 22 December 2016.
walks on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland Ranger Service in Holyrood
Sunday 5 March 2017 11am St Andrews coast The rocky coastline south of St Andrews is a geological paradise, with lots of interesting features in a short distance. Sticking mostly to the coastal path, this short walk will take us past spectacular folded strata to the remarkable volcanic vent at the Rock and Spindle. Short walk, 2-3 hours, £10.
Saturday 1 April 2017 10am Dunbar to Barns Ness A gentle walk along the East Lothian coast, over sedimentary rocks including several limestone layers that are stacked with fossils and contain rich evidence of the conditions of equatorial Scotland around 330 million years ago. Day walk, 5 hours, £14/£12 concession.
Sunday 30 April 2017 10am Fast Castle Explore the steep cliffs of the Berwickshire Coast around Fast Castle. These are steeply tilted and folded rock layers, originally deposited as sand and mud on the floor of the Iapetus Ocean. Day walk, 5 hours, £14/£12 concession.
Sunday 28 May 2017 10am Gullane to Yellowcraig A varied coastal walk, with beautiful sweeping sandy beaches, rocky headland and islands offshore. Lots of geological variety, too, including some spectacular volcanic rocks that give testament to the scale and power of the volcanic activity that helped form East Lothian. Day walk, 5 hours, £14/£12 concession. >> Walk details