Siccar Point is one of the most important geological sites in the world, a beautiful rocky promontory on the east coast of Scotland, close to the village of Cockburnspath. It is the most important site discovered by James Hutton (1726-1797), an Edinburgh man known as the Founder of Modern Geology.
Geologists from the Scottish Geology Trust and the Edinburgh Geological Society will be on site to show you the wonderful geology of Siccar Point, and explain its importance in the history of science.
All welcome! This is a drop-in event, no need to book, but get in touch with the organiser if you have any questions. In the event of bad weather, the event may be cancelled or postponed – please check with the organiser on the day.
The Siccar Point viewpoint is a short walk of less than 1km from the Siccar Point Car Park, across a flat grassy field. You can view all the features safely from the viewpoint at the top of the slope, and a geologist will meet you there. The descent to the Point is only possible in good conditions and with appropriate footwear.
Directions to the Siccar Point Car Park: From the A1 south of Cockburnspath, take the A1107 towards Coldingham. After 1 km, this goes over a narrow (single track) stone bridge across Pease Dean. 400 metres past the bridge, turn left (signposted Pease Bay). After another 400 metres, ignore the left turn down to Pease Bay and keep straight on through the gateposts and past the Drysdales sign. The narrow road winds through a valley, look out for the parking area on the left, about 100 m before the entrance to the Drysdales site.