St Helen's Church and Hutton's Unconformity at Siccar Point
About This Route
A linear route out to the stunning view point above Siccar Point. The scramble down to the rock formations is difficult and hazardous; check tide times if you are tempted. St Helen’s Church (now a ruin) was dedicated to Emperor Constantines mother and served the original parish of Aldcambus. In 1788 James Hall and John Playfair discovered a rock formation that proved James Hutton’s theory that the Earth was much older than originally thought. The discovery revolutionised geological study.
Cockburnspath and Cove lie just over 12 miles north-west of Eyemouth by the A1107 or the A1.
Melrose, Bowden, Morebattle, Cessford, Newtown St Boswells, Harestanes, Maxton, Kirk & Town Yetholm