Heads of Ayr

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Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 70

OS Grid Reference: NS 270150

Latitude: 55.43

Longitude: -4.71

HeadsOfAyr

The theme of this site is a large deeply-eroded volcanic vent of Lower Carboniferous age.

The features that can be examined include: faulted contacts between Lower Devonian lavas and Upper Devonian sediments; contacts between Upper Devonian sediments and Carboniferous Cementstone strata; bedded and unbedded pyroclastic rocks, cut by small intrusions of monchiquitic-basalt and analcime-basalt; Carboniferous Passage Group sediments and lavas; Palaeogene dykes.

An excursion itinerary for this site can be found here.

A large deeply-eroded volcanic vent of Lower Carboniferous age.