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POSTPONED: Arthur’s Seat Volcano Trail

11 September @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This event has been postponed. More information will be posted here when a new date is arranged. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

An opportunity to discover Edinburgh’s volcano during your walk in Holyrood Park!  Learn about the 340 million year history of Arthur’s Seat, from tropical lagoons to volcanic eruptions and glacial erosion. At this drop-in event, SGT geologists will interpret the landscape and explain the geology which creates this unique feature in the heart of the city. Visit our stand adjacent to the Holyrood Palace carpark and learn about fossils originating from the time that the Arthur’s Seat volcano was erupting. Then pick up a map of the park, and look out for our volunteers (wearing blue tee shirts) who will be stationed at various localities and will be able to explain the geological features found at each location.

As this is a self-guided event, open to anyone visiting the park on the afternoon of 11th September, visitors should consider route planning appropriate to their level of ability and the weather conditions. Sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for the weather is recommended for anyone visiting the park.

For more information, please contact Ruth McKeen at ruth.s.mckeen@gmail.com or 07850 408 099.


Outdoor event - longSuitable for familiesLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - outdoorsSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - Climate Change


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival 2022, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust. Please support us: Discover – Support – Join.

Details

Date:
11 September
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Holyrood Park
Queen's Drive
Edinburgh, EH8 8HG United Kingdom

Organisers

Historic Environment Scotland
Scottish Geology Trust

Details

Date:
11 September
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Holyrood Park
Queen's Drive
Edinburgh, EH8 8HG United Kingdom

Organisers

Historic Environment Scotland
Scottish Geology Trust
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