Craigie Hill

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 that can be visited in a woodland walk from Craigie’s Farm Deli & Café. On top of the ridge you might be able to find scrape marks from the awesome power of glacial erosion. Ice moving from the west has scraped over the top of the ridge and pieces of rock plucked off the ridge are scattered to the east. The site was extensively quarried until the 1970’s, exploiting the igneous rock for road metals.

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