Join geologist Angus Miller for a Geowalk with a difference: a series of 20 Day Walks, walking the entire coastline of the outer Firth of Forth, from St Abbs to St Andrews, in celebration of Scotland’s amazing geodiversity and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. Discover remote beaches, rocky headlands and a story that stretches back more than 400 million years as we walk through extinct volcanoes, the remains of long lost swamps and oceans, and find the traces of the animals and plants that lived here in the past. Along the way, the harbours, castles, headlands and bridges show us the deep connection between geology and the people.Please note that each day the walk will have a different departure point - please see below and visit the website for more details.
On every walk you will need warm, waterproof clothing, strong footwear and something to eat and drink. Note the start time of each walk varies depending on public transport and the tides. On most days, a car shuttle will be arranged: car drivers meet at the end point of the walk 20-30 minutes before the walk is due to start. We will leave some cars there and car share to the start of the walk. At the end of the walk, drivers get a lift back to their cars.
Day 1: Saturday 1 Feb 20 St Abbs – Pettico Wick
Walk start time and location: 11am at St Abbs harbour TD14 5PW. Grid reference NT919673.
Day 2: Sunday 2 Feb 20 Pettico Wick – Dowlaw
Walk start time and location: 11.30am at NTS St Abbs Head, Northfield, St Abbs TD14 5QF. Grid reference NT913674.
Day 3: Saturday 8 Feb 20 Dowlaw – Cove
Walk start time and location: 10am at the car park at entrance to Dowlaw Farm, at the end of a minor road (signposted Dowlaw) from the A1107. TD14 5TY. Grid reference NT855702.
Day 4: Sunday 9 Feb 20 Cove – Dunbar
Walk start time and location: 11am at the car park in Cove village. Turn off the A1 at the Cockburnspath roundabout. The car park is at the far end of the village. TD13 5XD. Grid reference NT780717.
Day 5: Monday 10 Feb 20 Dunbar – St Baldred’s Cradle
Walk start time and location: 12 noon beside the bridge at Dunbar Harbour EH42 1HY. Grid reference NT680793.
Day 6: Tuesday 11 Feb 20 St Baldred’s Cradle – North Berwick
Walk start time and location: 10am at Tyninghame Links car park at the end of Limetree Walk, which runs east from the A199 road north of Tyninghame. EH42 1XW. Grid reference NT627809.
Day 7: Thursday 13 Feb 20 North Berwick – Gullane
Walk start time and location: 12 noon at the entrance to the Seabird Centre, North Berwick EH39 4SS. Grid reference NT554856.
Day 8: Friday 14 Feb 20 Gullane – Port Seton
Walk start time and location: 12 noon Gullane Bents car park, Gullane EH31 2BE. Grid reference NT476831.
Day 9: Sunday 16 Feb 20 Port Seton – Leith
Walk start time and location: 11am at the car park at the end of the Promenade, the last turning off the main road (B1348) at the east end of Port Seton, EH32 0DF. Grid reference NT408759.
Day 10: Friday 21 Feb 20 Leith – Cramond
Walk start time and location: 10am, junction of Restalrig Road / Hermitage Place in the centre of Leith Links, EH6 8BN. Grid reference NT276758.
Day 11: Saturday 22 Feb 20 Cramond – Queensferry
Walk start time and location: 10am at the start of the Causeway at Cramond Foreshore, Cramond EH4 6NU. Grid reference NT190771.
Day 12: Wednesday 26 Feb 20 Queensferry – Dalgety Bay
Walk start time and location: 10am at the Lifeboat Station, Hawes Pier, Newhalls Road, South Queensferry EH30 9TA. Grid reference NT136783.
Day 13: Friday 28 Feb 20 Dalgety Bay – Kinghorn
Walk start time and location: 1pm at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club, The Wynd, Dalgety Bay KY11 9SJ. Grid reference NT164831.
Day 14: Saturday 29 Feb 20 Kinghorn – East Wemyss
Walk start time and location: 11am at Kinghorn Train Station, Kinghorn KY3 9RT. Grid reference NT269868.
Day 15: Sunday 1 Mar 20 East Wemyss – Lower Largo
Walk start time and location: 1.10pm at the entrance to the cemetery on the High Road, East Wemyss KY1 4RR. Grid reference NT343972.
Day 16: Sunday 8 Mar 20 Lower Largo – Elie
Walk start time and location: 12.30pm at the car park beside the Crusoe Hotel, 2 Main St, Lower Largo KY8 6BT. Grid reference NO416025.
Day 17: Friday 13 Mar 20 Elie – Anstruther
Walk start time and location: 12.30pm. Ruby Bay car park, at the east end of Elie KY9 1BJ. Grid reference NT496997.
Day 18: Saturday 14 Mar 20 Anstruther – Fife Ness
Walk start time and location: 11am in the car park to the east of the harbour, Shore Street, Anstruther KY10 3AB. Grid reference NO568034.
Day 19: Sunday 15 Mar 20 Fife Ness – Boarhills
Walk start time and location: 11am at the walkers’ car park to the west of Balcomie Clubhouse, Balcomie Road, Crail KY10 3XN. Grid reference NO631099. This is north-east from Crail, follow the minor road that is a continuation of the High Street.
Day 20: Monday 16 Mar 20 Boarhills – St Andrews
Walk start time and location: 11am at Calderside Road, Boarhills KY16 8PP. Grid reference NO564140.