Leader: Dr Simon Cuthbert
Set in the spectacular mountain scenery around Glencoe and Ballachulish are some beautifully exposed igneous complexes that allow us to explore the “plumbing” of volcanoes and magma chambers that were active during a huge “flare-up” in the final stage of the closure of the Iapetus Ocean. In this one-day trip we explore the great volcanic caldera of Glencoe in panoramic views and exposures in the glen, then take a 5 km moderately strenuous walk on forest trails above Glenachulish to see how a granitic pluton was constructed. Good boots and waterproofs and a packed lunch needed.
Leaving Molema Building at 8:00, returning at 20:00, travelling by coach; stopping at Tyndrum for a bar snack on the way home.