Joint Excursion with the Edinburgh Geological Society
Leader: Dr Con Gillen
Walk on footpaths, 4km total; hill ascent to 250m; walk along stream section; visit to old quarry. Walk to and along Kilewnan Burn. Walk up hill to top of Dunmore, then downhill and across hillside slope towards Fintry quarry.
The Fintry Hills are part of the Clyde Plateau Volcanic Formation to the south-west of Stirling, and show good examples of varied basaltic igneous rocks that formed close to eruptive centres, in a landscape of craters and cinder cones. As well as the igneous rocks, we shall also be looking at Carboniferous sedimentary rocks of the Clyde Sandstone Formation and the Ballagan Beds (cement stones).
Toilets will be available in Fintry at the start and finish of the excursion.
The excursion will be followed by high tea at the Fintry Sports and Recreation Club, in company with our Edinburgh colleagues.
See Excursion 10 in the Stirling & Perth Guide (Browne & Gillen, 2015, EGS).
£30 deposit. This is set at a level to recover the anticipated costs of the trip and also the cost of the high tea. This is set at a level to recover the anticipated costs of the trip. A small financial adjustment may be made on the bus on the day of the trip.