Siccar Point, described as the most important geological site in the world, demonstrates an unconformity between two sets of sedimentary strata and was used by James Hutton to support his world-shaking ideas of geological time and natural processes. We will visit Old Red Sandstone exposures at Pease Bay before walking across a grassy field to view Siccar Point.

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Excursion title:

Introductory Excursion: Siccar Point

Date & time:

26th September, 10am

Finish time:

2pm

Leaders:

Bob Gatliff, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

Siccar Point is described as the most important geological site in the world.  It demonstrates an unconformity between two sets of strata and was used by James Hutton to support his world-shaking ideas of geological time and natural processes.

We will visit the Old Red Sandtone exposures at Pease Bay before walking out to Siccar Point over a grassy field.  This excursion is aimed at new EGS members but is open to all.

Transport:

Minibus.

Meeting point:

Waterloo Place, 10am. Route east out of Edinburgh. Pick-up point at Milton Road. A1 to Cocksburnpath, park at Pease Bay.

First locality:

Car park at Pease Bay Holiday Park, Cocksburnpath TD13 5YP

Excursion route:

Walk along Pease Bay to exposures at west end of beach.  Walk from Siccar Point car park to Siccar Point.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Rough paths and grassy fields. Steep grassy slope above Siccar Point, which can be muddy and dangerous when wet.

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

Participants should only descend to Siccar Point if they are physically fit and properly equipped with walking boots and the conditions are suitable: dry grass, not windy.

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

No.

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

No.

Toilet information:

Toilets and shop at Pease Bay.

Geological map sheet:

Eyemouth S34

OS map sheet:

Landrangerer sheet 67 Duns, Dunbar and Eyemouth

References:

Lothian Geology – an Excursion Guide (EGS, 1996) pp 146-151

Siccar Point leaflet pub. By LBGC 2015 Geoconservation leaflets