On this full day excursion we will travel by coach to the SE Cowal coast, taking in the very picturesque scenery on route. We will look at the relationships between the Dalradian metamorphic rocks of the Highlands, the rocks associated with the Highland Boundary Fault, and the younger sedimentary fill of the adjacent Midland Valley. All these rocks are present in coastal exposures within a relatively short distance with stops in Dunoon, Innellan and Toward. All of the sites to be visited are on the shore and are easily accessed from the main road. The terrain on the shore is uneven and possibly slippery in places. Many exposures are beach outcrops up to 3 m in height.
Participants should wear suitable, stout footwear with good grip to protect feet and ankles. Care should be taken when descending from the road to the foreshore.
A packed lunch will be required. Snacks are available from the community shop in Innellan.
Public Toilets are available in Innellan and at Sandy Beach.
53 seater coach leaving Molema Building at 8:30 am and returning around 7:30 pm. A toilet is available on the coach.
Level 2: Easy. Suitable for all levels of fitness; short walking distances.
Members: £25; non-members: £35
Please note that the price stated also applies if you take your own transport to the locality. This is the only fair way to guarantee your place as the number of participants on trips is limited. Please let us know if you intend to take your own transport to ensure that we know who to expect at the departure point.