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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.

Statistics

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Level

    Easy

  • Level Details

    Uneven grassy path with some steep inclines.

  • Towns

    Pease Bay, Eyemouth

  • Altitude Gain

    120m

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