Iona Geology Walk - Route Details

 Isle of Iona Geology Walk - Route Description

 

 

Meet up at the pier-head in Iona at th eappointed time. The walk follows the road down the east side looking at the "Iona Group" rocks on the shore , various dykes and islets  and erratics of the Ross of Mull Granite

 

Head over to the Machair and the Lewisian Gneiss can be seen. A visit to Port Ban is a must where there are numerous dykes cutting the Gneiss. The west side of the Island has great sea views. From there we head over past Loch Staoineag to Columbas Bay - hunt for the famous green "Iona Pebbles" and see more gneiss

 

Final port of call is the Marble Quarry where the old machinery can be examined and cut blocks of the marble can be found. Return to the pier by cutting over to the Machair and then back along the road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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