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Guided Walk: Fossil Hunting at Pittenweem

25 September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free

The rocks surrounding Pittenweem represent a time around 330 million years ago when the temperatures were tropical, seas were rich with marine life, and land had the first dense forests with enormous trees.

Come for a walk along the shore between Pittenweem and Pathhead at low tide with geologist Dr Catherine Rose and hunt for some special treasures in hidden places. Wear wellies or sturdy shoes, bring a jacket in case it is cold/wet, and a bag for all the fossils you find!

Limited numbers

This walk will require descent down steps to get onto the beach and some walking along the shore which can be rocky in places. Car parking is available at West Braes park and details of facilities can be found here – https://www.mypark.scot/parks/west-braes-pittenweem/

Free, booking essential: Book here


Outdoor event - intermediateSuitable for familiesLevel of prior knowledge - beginnerLocation - outdoorsSubject Area - FossilsSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust.
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Details

Date:
25 September
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

West Braes
West Braes
Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2NU United Kingdom
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Organiser

Geobus University of St Andrews
Email:
geobus@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Details

Date:
25 September
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
View Event Website

Venue

West Braes
West Braes
Pittenweem, Fife KY10 2NU United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Organiser

Geobus University of St Andrews
Email:
geobus@st-andrews.ac.uk
View Organiser Website