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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.
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.