Calgary Geology Walk - Route Details

CALGARY, NW Mull - Route Description

 

 

Calgary bay is a great area for looking at both very recent geology (machair , the pre-glacial shoreline and  raised beaches) as well as older Palaeogene (AKA Tertiary) volcanic rocks. There are some superb dykes and sills in the area which are almost textbook examples of these features. The lavas show many of the features that are typical of these rocks in Mull and elsewhere. A great  walk with a lot to see in a short distance.

 

This is a good, easily accessible scenic  location which offers great scope for finding out about Mull's volcanic past. the rocks are very accessible from the path and with a visit to the old pier you can find out about the Ross of Mull Granite as well!

There has been a lot of recent reasearch conducted in this area and this will be mentioned and explained during the trip.


Easy walking along a track, muddy in places. some scrambling on the shore.  Some seaweed on the rocks so may be slippery.  Meet up at the car park at the NORTH end of the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE CAREFULLY: Please read the FAQ page for more information.

 

 

If you are interested in any of these trips, please book a place by the following methods:

Email: mullgeology@msn.com  (Please note this is the preferred contact method)
Text Message: 07769 712745
Mobile Phone: 07769 712745
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NB: A trip may need to be cancelled or  postponed due to weather. If there is a possibility of this happening (due to a bad forecast),  a confirmation text / email will be sent the night before a trip to confirm that it is definitely going ahead.  




Geology of Mull and Iona - Further Information

 

 There is a phenomenal amount of interesting geology to be seen and experienced in these islands. For more information on it, please have a look at my other site "Geology of Mull & Iona" which hopefully will provide you with detailed up to date information as well as pictures and other resources