The excursion will examine the geology & geomorphology of the hill, making a circuit including the summits of Easter and Wester Craiglockhart.

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Excursion title: Geology of Craiglockhart Hills
Date & time: Wed 5th June 2019  7 pm Finish time: 9 pm
Leaders: Richard Smith, EGS
Excursion aims and description: To examine the geology & geomorphology of Craiglockhart Hills
Transport: Own transport or Lothian bus 10, 27 or 45
Meeting point: Top of stone steps, east side of Lockharton Crescent NT232 709
First locality: NT231 708,  south side of Craiglockhart pond

Parking on Lockharton Crescent

Excursion route: From the pond up Easter Craiglockhart Hill, then across Glenlockhart Road and up Wester Craiglockhart Hill and return to Lockharton Cres.
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: Varies from made paths, grassy paths to rough steeper grassy and uneven ground.

Walking up to 3 km, height gain of 150 m over the two hills.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: Watch out for steps; steeper rocky and grass slopes.

Take care crossing Glenlockart Road.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: Wear stout walking boots or shoes; use walking poles if needed. Protective, waterproof clothing. Avoid cliffs and hammering.
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: Hi viz vests recommended
May dogs be brought on the excursion? Not recommended
Toilet information: None close by
Geological map sheet: 1:50 k BGS Sheet 32E
OS map sheet: 1:50k OS sheet 66
References: Craiglockhart & Edinburgh’s Seven Hills leaflet, published by L&B RIGS Group