Berwick Rocks! at Eyemouth

From October 23 2:00 pm until October 23 5:00 pm
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Friday 15th June: Meet at 2:00 pm outside the Hippodrome on Harbour Road in Eyemouth 

Walk summary: Eyemouth's history is intimately associated with fishing an indistry which has brought both properity and tragedy to the town. Central to this industry in more recent times is the deep water harbour which divides the town as the sea meets the Eye Water. This divison is also reflected in the geology. The foreshore and cliffs to the north of the town are volcanic, early Devonian in age and capped with later Devoian sediments. To the south of the Eye Water there are older Silurian greywackes, rocks which formed in teh deeps of the ancient Iapetus Ocean and have been crushed between colliding cotinents.  Usurprisingly these rocks have some epic structures in them which tell of a distant but geologically violent past.

Do I need to book? This event has to be booked in advance. The walk costs £10 for each adult (children free). The walk will be limted to 20 people. To book a place on this walk please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and telephone number and I will send you bank details for Northumbrian Earth. Once you have made the payment I will confrm your place. If you aren't able to come on the walk for whatever reason please let me know, send me your bank details and I will refund the cost of the walk. Refunds will only be given if you get in touch prior to the walk.

Where do we meet? We meet outside the Hippodrome (TD14 5HS) on Harbour Road. There is some parking on the corner of Church Street and Harbour Road as well as off the High Street facing the sea. Grid reference NT945641.

How long is the walk? This walk will be approximately 6 km. Most of the walk is on good paths, but there may be some  scrambling on rocks on the foreshore. Strong boots are reccomended and walking may be of help. 

What else do I need to know? Full details will be sent out on email to everyone who books.



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  • "Ian is an ethusiastic geologist and if you go on enough of his walks you soon will be too! Although I have visited the Northumberland Coast many times before, learning about its geology allowed me to see it from a very different perspective. Ian was an enagaging and entertaining guide and as a result of his walk I was able to understand more about this fascinating area."

    Sam Isaac
    Sustainable Tourism researcher


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