Linn Park is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems – a deep rocky gorge and an impressive waterfall tucked away in the busy southside suburbs. The rocks tell a story of Glasgow’s long distant past, many millions of years ago, when volcanoes and tropical coal-swamps dominated the landscape. The gorge was carved through the tough rocks by the White Cart river (merely thousands of years ago!) when it was swollen by melt water from the Ice Age glaciers. Water and coal have since powered Glasgow’s industrial revolution and if you look carefully you can still find traces of it in the woods and river banks, slowly being reclaimed by Nature.
Society member Simon Cuthbert will lead a short, easy walk along the White Cart Water to explore Linn Park’s geology, landscape and industrial past. The walk will take about an hour. Everybody is welcome – you don’t need any previous experience of geology.
This event is part of Scotland’s first national Geoheritage Festival, which runs from 1-31 October 2017. The full programme for the festival can be found here.