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Arthur’s Seat Volcano Trail

9 October @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- Free

An opportunity to discover Edinburgh’s volcano during a walk in Holyrood Park!

Learn about the 340 million year history of Arthur’s Seat, from tropical lagoons to volcanic eruptions and shaping by glaciers, as well as how climate change may change this landscape in the future.

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, and learn about fossils originating from the time that the Arthur’s Seat volcano was erupting. Then pick up a map, and look out for our volunteers in bright blue tee shirts who will be stationed at various locations around the park and will answer your questions and explain the geological features found around the park.

Stay safe: This will be a self-led trail. The area contains rough tracks, uneven and boggy terrain, steep inclines and declines. 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. Children should be supervised by an adult at all times.

Free, all welcome! This is a drop in event, no need to book, but please get in touch with the Holyrood Park Ranger Service for more information: 0131 652 8150 or rangers@hes.scot.


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, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust.
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Details

Date:
9 October
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

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

Organisers

Scottish Geology Trust
Historic Environment Scotland

Details

Date:
9 October
Time:
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

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

Organisers

Scottish Geology Trust
Historic Environment Scotland