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Longniddry to Aberlady shore

Saturday, 24 August 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This is a joint field trip organised by the Edinburgh Geological Society and is an excellent opportunity to catch up with friends and new faces from the east of Scotland.

Mark Wilkinson, University of Edinburgh

The shoreline from Longniddry Bents to Aberlady Point exposes the top of the Aberlady Formation and the overlying Lower Limestone Formation, into which is intruded the Gosford Bay Sill. This excursion is intended primarily to illustrate the cyclic pattern of the sedimentation of Carboniferous (Dinantian) rocks exposed between Craigielaw Point and Aberlady Point.

BGS Ref: https://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Gosford_Bay-Aberlady_Point,_Edinburgh_-_an_excursion  

As part of an age old tradition between EGS and GSG, after the walk you will be invited to join the group for high tea somewhere local (details to follow).

We recommend wearing sturdy walking boots with good grip and foot and ankle support. Wear appropriate clothing to account for Scottish weather changes, i.e. bring waterproofs! A packed lunch will be required. If you bring a dog it must be kept on a lead at all times.

Level 3: Moderate. Suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness; c 12 km walk. There are some good paths, but some of the walk is on trackless, bouldery or rocky coastline.

Private car to the Longniddry Bents car park #3, NT 422776 (note there are three car parks). Please email excursions@gsocg.org if you would like to car share or need a lift.

There are public toilets in Longniddry Bents #3 car park.

This is a free event but you will need to book a place for each person attending as places are limited.