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Visiting Edinburgh’s seaside- Seafield, Portobello, Joppa

The car had been booked in for a service, so Shadow and I went out to drop it off and visit his old pre-adoption part of Edinburgh, Seafield. My previous experiences in the area have mostly been running or geology-related.

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Harlaw Reservoir wanderings

Harlaw is part of a network of reservoirs that were built in the 19th century to supply the city with clean, fresh water. The network now extends deep into the Scottish Borders around Talla but the Pentland Hills contain numerous

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Earthcache workshop

Spent a few hours out at the Educational Centre in Holyrood Park this morning finding out about Earthcaches at an event organised by the Scottish Geodiversity Forum. Earthcaches are a subset of geocaches. What makes them different is that they

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Edinburgh Geological Walk Two: Local Geodiversity sites in the East End

The second local walk in Edinburgh Hills of Hame will be running is a more general walk linking sites between Calton Hill and St John’s Hill, which can be linked with the Pavement Palaeontology walk into 4-6 hour walk. Local Geodiversity

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Walk One: Pavement Palaeontology

A PDF description of the Pavement Palaeontology walk. If you’d like to make enquires about the guided walks, please use the contact form below.

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Starting Edinburgh Geological Walks mid-August

The main aim of Hills of Hame is to take people out to more remote areas but urban geology in Edinburgh is great too. The guides will go up on the site here for people to look at, and use

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