August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Exploring the hidden past right under your feet

Group walks 2024

Themed Geology

Scotland in the Caribbean

North Berwick

Discover the amazing and dramatic ancient stories hidden in the rocks

Date : Sunday August 25th

Time : 1 pm

Meet : North Berwick harbour

With : Edinburgh Geological Society

Following his hugely popular walk ‘Volcanoes on the Beach’ in last year’s walking festival, Rev. Dr. David Graham plans to take you back in time to what we call Scotland, was like 350 million years ago!

The walk begins in the harbour behind the Scottish Seabird Centre at 1pm (low tide) and follows an easy route along the beach for approximately 1 mile. Along the way, you will see examples of rocks that tell us about our geological history during the Carboniferous Period, and the climate changes since then, from the tropical to the ice age! Your walk ends with a short climb to the top of the Haugh where you will have a panoramic view of Fife, East Lothian and some of the islands in the Forth for an even wider perspective.

The walk will take approximately 2 hours.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and sturdy, non-slip footwear is highly recommended.


Details to be confirmed.

This walk is delivered with the help and support of the Edinburgh Geological Society, u3a East Lothian Geology Group and the Scottish Geology Trust