Craigie Hill Quarry

Craigie Hill is formed by hard, crystalline igneous rock where magma intruded underground and slowly cooled, forming large crystals which are easily identifiable by eye. The hill is a wooded ridge with difficult access, however a woodland walk from Craigie’s Farm Deli & Café will take you to the top of the quarry where you will see rocks demonstrating scrape marks from the awesome power of glacial erosion. This is a prominent feature of the hill and explains the sharp craggy slopes in the west where the glaciers originated and the gentle easterly slopes made up of glacial boulders and clay. The site was extensively quarried up to the 1970’s, exploiting the igneous rock for road metals. Though access is currently prohibited, potentially the site could be used for recreational and educational purposes.

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