Torridonian Field Trip

This field trip provides an opportunity to examine the spectacular sedimentology of the Precambrian Torridonian succession in the even more spectacular scenery of western Scotland. Billion year old fluvial and lacustrine successions infill a valley network cut into the Lewisian gneiss basement and are superbly exposed in the Torridon area. The exposures provide an opportunity to discuss the development and interpretation of fluvial planform styles in the Precambrian and through geological time in general.  

 £500.00 per person  Led by Neil Davies and Will McMahon – University of Cambridge 

Further Information: 

This trip will depart from Aberdeen bright and early on the 20th June and return to Aberdeen on the 23rd June. Taking several people carriers, you will stay the first night at Torridon Youth Hostel and the second and third nights at Achmelvik Youth Hostel. The accommodation is in single sex dormitories which the accommodation provider allocates according to the Sex written on your passport. Each dormitory contains 2-8 beds.  

If you have any questions or need more information about this please contact CPD services:

At Torridon you will be provided with a a 2 Course Heat and Eat Dinner on the 20th, and then Breakfast, and a Packed Lunch on the 21st.

At Achmelvich on the 21st you will be provided with a 2 Course Heat and Eat Dinner, on the 22nd you will be provided with the Wee Breakfast and a 2 Course Heat and Eat for dinner, on the 23rd you will be provided with the Wee Breakfast.

All other meals (Breakfast and Lunch on the 20th, Lunch on the 22nd and 23rd and Dinner on the 23rd) will need to be sourced by yourself. The Drivers will arrange for stops en-route to facilitate this. Due to the remote-ness of the locations, it is to be expected that choices may be limited. 

Addresses and Contact Information: 

Torridon Youth Hostel 

Achnasheen, Ross-shire. IV22 2EZ 

01445 791 284 

Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel 

Recharn, Lairg, Sutherland. IV27 4JB 

01571 844 480 

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