Guided Walks Programme

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

Find out more:
- About the walks general details, including how to book and grading of walks.
- Walk details for upcoming walks (these are also sent out by post or email to people who have booked in advance).

See also the Courses page for more information about walking and classroom courses, and Geowalks Holidays throughout Scotland.

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 24 August 2017.


Saturday 23 September 2017 10am Queensferry to Cramond A beautiful and varied stretch of coast to the west of Edinburgh, where we can get a glimpse into changing environmental conditions recorded by a range of sedimentary rocks, enjoy views of the three bridges and find out why they are there! >> Walk details

Tuesday 3 October 2017 10.30am 51 Best Places to see Scotland's Geology: Siccar Point 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. An event for Scotland's Geoheritage Festival. Day walk, 5 hours, 14 >> Walk details

Thursday 12 October 2017 10am 51 Best Places to see Scotland's Geology: Dunbar and Barns Ness A gentle walk along the East Lothian coast, through volcanic remains around Dunbar and across several limestone layers stacked with fossils and contain rich evidence of the conditions of equatorial Scotland around 330 million years ago. An event for Scotland's Geoheritage Festival. Day walk, 5 hours, 14 >> Walk details

Thursday 26 October 2017 10am 51 Best Places to see Scotland's Geology: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Explore some fantastic geology in the heart of the city, climbing to the summit of Arthur's Seat to appreciate how the city is shaped by geology. An event for Scotland's Geoheritage Festival. Short walk, 2-3 hours, £10 >> Walk details

Guided walks on behalf of Historic Environment Scotland Ranger Service in Holyrood Park:
Sunday 28 January 2018 10 am Hot Rocks
Sunday 25 February 2018 10 am The Coolest Walk on Earth


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