Kinghorn. Photo courtesy of Ian Kearsley

To consider the relationship between the Carboniferous volcanics (intrusive and extrusive) and the sedimentary rocks of the Lower Limestone Formation.

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Excursion title: Kinghorn to Seafield Tower
Date & time: 20th July 2019.  10:00am in Kinghorn Finish time: 5:00pm
Leaders: Ian Kearsley, EGS; Steve Livera, EGS
Excursion aims and description: To consider the relationship between the Carboniferous volcanics (intrusive and extrusive) and the sedimentary rocks of the Lower Limestone Formation.
Transport: Private car, bus or train. Train: 9.08am from Edin, 40 mins.  Bus Line 7 from Edin, 1hr 47mins.
Meeting point: Start of Coastal path at play park in Nethergate.  NT 2707 8702
First locality: NT 2746 8731
Excursion route: Coastal section between Kinghorn Caravan Park and Seafield Tower
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: Coastal path and shore  approx 2.5 miles
Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: Access to shore via short steep slopes that may be slippy if wet.  Walking on boulders and shingle with seaweed in places.
Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: Good walking shoes/boots and walking poles if used.
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: No, but care should be taken where minor landslips occur.
May dogs be brought on the excursion? Not suitable.
Toilet information: Toilets at Harbour 10am – 6pm
Geological map sheet: 1:63,360Solid Sheet 40 Kinross
OS map sheet: 1:50,000 Sheet 66
References: Fife and Angus Geology: Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy