Hot Rocks

Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a longer guided walk to discover the fascinating geological history of Holyrood Park.

Hot Rocks

About Hot Rocks

First in a series of two walks. Join an expert geologist and a Ranger on a longer guided walk to discover the fascinating geological history of Holyrood Park.

Discover fossilised lagoons, walk on lava, and find out more about Edinburgh’s own James Hutton.

When booking your place, please include:

Name and date of the walk you'd like to attend

the number of spaces you'd like to reserve

A contact telephone number

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

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