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Dowlaw to Cove

Dowlaw to Cove

Postby Justdrums » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:15 pm

Date walked: 08/02/2020

Time taken: 5 hours

Distance: 12 km

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L and I joined Angus from Geowalks on Day 3 of his Firth of Forth geowalk from St Abbs to St Andrews for charity https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/geowalks. This covered the stretch from Dowlaw to Cove. A windy day but a good one. This being a geology walk much of it was spent much nearer the sea than the usual Berwickshire costal path.
The start.jpg
Looking towards Torness

Stupidly I did not take a photo of the lovely falls below Redheugh farm just about the wonderfully named Meikle Poo Craig. It was just too good a lunch spot. Being an ex-geology student much of my photos are the vicinity of Siccar Point.
Siccar Point from Marly Brae

Getting-closer- Siccar-Point.jpg
Getting a little close to Siccar Point

Until we reached geological nirvana - Hutton's unconformity. I had not been hear since 1983 and in my mind's eye it was so much bigger. Perhaps I had to be a bit closer but there are various warning signs about the steep hillside.
Hutton's Unconformity

Onwards to Pease Bay.
Looking back towards Dowlaw from Pease Bay.jpg
Looking back towards Dowlaw from above Pease Bay

From here we pretty much followed the coastal path to Cove.
Cove Harbour

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