1. Baad Park Burn in the Pentland Hills

Two exposures of sedimentary rocks formed in the early Carboniferous period within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. These sites are located along the footpath from the parking place on the A70.

1 Baad Park Burn in the Pentland Hills

Baad Park Burn is located within the Pentland Hills Regional Park. There are two exposures south-east of Harperrig Reservoir, about 100m from a popular footpath, which are of geological interest. The first is a section of mudstones, siltstones and thin sandstones that were formed early in the Carboniferous period, about 350 million years ago. The other is an outcrop of red laminated and cross-bedded sandstones beside a small waterfall.

The approach to the site is along the footpath from the parking place on the A70 near Little Vantage. The ascent provides beautiful views of East and West Cairn Hills and this old drove road then continues over the Cauldstane Slap to West Linton on the A702. Nearby sites are West Cairn Hill (2) and Auchinoon Quarry (36).