News

Sinkholes and Crown Holes

BGG Chairman Clive Edmonds talks about the spate of sinkholes and crown holes that occurred during the wet winter weather this year. To listen to this short talk follow this audio link.

Next Event

Saturday
8 August 2015
10:30am
Chapel Farm Sarsens
Meeting point: Chapel Farm car park SU 44978 75924 Post code RG20 8RA

This 3 mile walk will start from and return to Chapel Farm. The route is on good footpaths and bridleways and passes the very large sarsen stones near Chapel Farm as well as some lovely countryside including chalk dry valleys, sands of the Lambeth Group and some recent deposits. Please remember to bring water with you as the route is in the open and it may be hot.
We have permission to park at Chapel Farm and the instructions given are as follows:
If we are busy harvesting, it would be good if you park in the car park - drive into farm buildings straight ahead, and you will see it on your left.
Chapel Farm is situated about 200m east of the B4494 ie on the opposite side to Leckhampstead.
Address for Chapel Farm: Farmer Brown's Products Limited, Chapel Farm, Hill Green, Leckhampstead, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8RA

About us

Chalk MicrographThe Berkshire Geoconservation Group is a volunteer group which works with local authorities, landowners and the general public to safeguard our special landscape for future generations and to promote understanding of its geology and geodiversity.

We designate sites of significance within the county so that these can be conserved and enhanced where appropriate. We also produce a Local Geodiversity Action Plan which identifies actions to be taken over a five year period. Blackwater Gravels This aims to guide the conservation and interpretation of the geological features of Berkshire.

If you are interested in any aspect of geoconservation please consider joining BGG. Even if you do nothing else with the group, by simply becoming a member you will be making a big difference. Membership is free and all members receive news and information about our activities.

Over the year we have a regular programme of walks to areas of geological interest and anyone is most welcome to join us. If you would like to suggest a walk of interest then please do so. We are always happy to give talks to local groups about the geology of the area.

Contact us if you would like more information.