Tag Archives: Carboniferous

Scenic Saturday: a pilgrimage back to the grand granitic tors of Dartmoor

The high and rugged scenery of Dartmoor is as wild and untamed a landscape as you’re likely to find in the United Kingdom, and would seem to have more in common with the Scottish Highlands than the prim and proper … Continue reading

Categories: geomorphology, outcrops, Palaeozoic, photos, rocks & minerals

Scenic Saturday: the remnants of volcanism past

When you live in Edinburgh, you can’t ignore geology even if you were foolish enough to want to: the summit of Arthur’s Seat is visible from virtually every decent vantage point in the city. The guidebooks will tell you that … Continue reading

Categories: geology, outcrops, photos, volcanoes