The Bishop Hill owes its existence to the presence of a Permo-Carboniferous sill, which protects from erosion underlying sedimentary rocks of Devonian and Carboniferous age. We shall walk up the west side of the hill and see the well-exposed base of the sill and its underlying contact aureole, and old workings into the Charlestown Limestones.

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Excursion title:

Bishop Hill

Date & time:

Saturday 15th June 2019 9am

Finish time:

4.00pm

Leaders:

Rosalind Garton, University of St. Andrews

Excursion aims and description:

The Bishop Hill owes its existence to the presence of a Permo-Carboniferous sill, which protects from erosion underlying sedimentary rocks of Devonian and Carboniferous age. We shall walk up the west side of the hill and see the well-exposed base of the sill and its underlying contact aureole, and old workings into the Charlestown Limestones.

Transport:

Coach or private cars.

Meeting point:

Waterloo Place 9am or Portmoak Church 10.30am.

Coach route:

From Forth Crossing take M90 to Junction 7 and A911 towards Scotlandwell.

Extra pick-up points:

Blackhall, Barnton, Ferry Toll Park and Ride.

First locality:

Portmoak Church NO 183 019. Parking permitted in church car park.

Excursion route:

Ascend Bishop Hill through Kilmagad Wood to base of sill.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

6 km on footpaths, ascent from 135-460m.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Sill cliff. Medium risk.

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

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

Hard hats

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

No

Toilet information:

None. Suggest stop en route at Kinross service station.

Geological map sheet:

40 Kinross

OS map sheet:

58 Perth & Alloa

References:

Fife & Angus Geology