Explore Fife's coastal geology on guided walk
Thursday, September 19, 2013
If you're interested in learning about Fife’s geological history then you;re invited to explore the East Neuk’s coast with two expert guides.
Next weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th), geological tour guide Angus Miller of Geowalks, accompanied by Fife Coast and Countryside Ranger Deirdre Munro, will lead a 2-day coastal walk between Lower Largo and Elie on Saturday and Elie and Anstruther on Sunday to discover and explain Fife's volcanic history and best geology.
The group will assemble at Old Station Car Park in Lower Largo at 9:30am on Saturday for introductions over coffee and scones before setting off on the first leg of the 13.5 mile exploration.
“The varied character of Fife’s coast comes from a fantastic mix of rocks formed by varied events i hundreds of millions of years ago,” said Angus.
“Over the course of this weekend walk, I will discuss how various rock types created by sediment deposits and abundant volcanic activity has helped to shape the local landscape.
“Every mile of the Fife Coastal Path has something new to offer, so we explore a bit of everything from sandy beaches to cliffs and volcanic structures to fossils.”
The geology walk will take about six hours each day at a moderate walking pace with frequent stops to enjoy the views. It is open to everyone 16 and over who is comfortable with rough terrain and stiles.
Walkers are advised to wear appropriate footwear and waterproof and windproof clothing and bring a packed lunch. Transport back to the walks’ starting points will be provided.
Places on the Geology Walks will cost £60 per student and £85 per adult and can be booked by calling 01592 656080 or online through our events page.
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To learn more about the coastline between Lower Largo and Anstruther, check out Fife Coast and Countryside Trust’s The Fife Coastal Path: The Official Guide for unique insight from the rangers who know the Fife Coastal Path best.