Dunmore, Fintry Hills. Photo: Con Gillen

Dunmore, Fintry Hills. Photo: Con Gillen

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Excursion title:

Fintry Hills

Date & time:

Saturday 3 June 2017, 8.30 am

Finish time:

7 pm (after High Tea)

Leader:

Con Gillen, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

The Fintry Hills are part of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation to the south-west of Stirling, and show good examples of varied basaltic igneous rocks that formed close to eruptive centres, in a landscape of craters and cinder cones. As well as the igneous rocks, we shall also be looking at Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Clyde Sandstone Formation and the Ballagan beds. Afternoon tea afterwards at Fintry village sports club. See Excursion 10 in the Stirling & Perth Excursion Guide (Browne & Gillen, 2015, published by EGS).

Transport:

Coach

Meeting point:

Waterloo Place 8.30 am (note early start time)

Coach route:

M9 – Stirling – Kippen – Fintry

Extra pick-up points:

PC World

First locality (Grid reference or postcode), parking and description:

10 am at road junction in centre of Fintry village [NS 6162 8672]

Excursion route:

From village head south uphill past quarry entrance. Follow track across stream and into Fintry Wood. Walk to and along Kilewnan Burn. Walk up hill to top of Dunmore, then downhill and across hillside slope towards Fintry quarry.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Walk on footpaths, 4km total; hill ascent to 250m; walk along stream section; visit to old quarry. www.plotaroute.com/route/354799.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

None

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

None

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed?

No

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

No

Toilet information:

Toilets available in Fintry at start and finish.

Geological map sheet:

1:50k Sheet 31W Airdrie

OS map sheet:

1:50k sheet 57

References:

Geological Excursion Guide to the Stirling and Perth Area (EGS / NMS, 2015), excursion 10B

View route map for Fintry Geology on plotaroute.com