Reading Museum - William Smith Bicentenary Display

Tue 26 May - Sun 26 July

BGG celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of William Smith's geological map.
William Smith is known as the 'father of English geology', and this display looks at his revolutionary maps as well as local sites of geological interest.
Reading Museum

Resheduled June meeting Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury

The walk on Saturday 13/06/2016 has been rescheduled to 20/06/2015. See the events list for the latest details.

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

16 May 2015
Cocksherd Woods, Slough
Meeting point: Notice Board at entrance to Cocksherd Wood, Slough. Local Nature Reserve SU 9441 8288. Parking is on the local estate road.

A look at Berkshire’s newest Local Geological Sites and short walk across the border into Buckinghamshire. Cocksherd Wood lies on the northern edge of Slough and the area was worked for sands and gravels. The area is one of the type areas for the Lynch Hill gravels of the River Thames. These overlie the Lambeth Formation beds and nearby chalk is obvious. We will walk north from the site towards the edge of Burnham Beeches. Approximately 3 miles mainly on good footpaths with a small section on road.

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.