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Excursion title:

Siccar Point

Date & time:

Saturday 26 September, 2020, 10am

Finish time:



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 Sandstone 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.

Meeting point:

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:

Rough paths and grassy fields.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

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?


May dogs be brought on the excursion?


Toilet information:

Toilets and shop at Pease Bay

Geological map sheet:

Eyemouth S34

OS map sheet:

67 Duns, Dunbar and Eyemouth


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

Siccar Point leaflet pub. By LBGC 2015– leaflets/