Unravel the fascinating volcanic history of Edinburgh in this exciting geology walk of Holyrood Park with volcanologist Dr Isla Simmons.
Learn how geologists look for clues in the rocks around us to discover how they were formed. Uncover the volcanic past of Arthur’s Seat while considering what Edinburgh would have been like more than 300 million years ago. Explore the different types of volcanic activity that occurred at Arthur’s Seat – from explosive eruptions to gentle effusion of lava – by observing the range in rock types preserved in the park and find out how Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags were formed by very different volcanic processes.
This walk is for children aged 8+ and their families.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to Covid guidelines the number of adults per household group cannot exceed the number of children.
The walking group will meet at – and depart from – the main entrance at Dynamic Earth where the walk will also finish. The walk will last 1.5 hours. We will stop off at points of interest along the way but expect to walk for up to 10 minutes uninterrupted, including some inclines. We will mostly stick to gravel and tarmac paths, with the occasional grassy path too.