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.

Become a LGS Site Champion

We are looking for "Site Champions" who would be willing to check on the condition of a Local Geological Site. This would involve a six-monthly visit with a short report on the site's condition. For more details see the LGS Champions page.

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

14 March 2015
Wargrave Chalk Pit
Meeting point: The Chalk Pit. SU 7880 7829
This circular walk of about 1.5 miles will start at Wargrave Chalk Pit where there is an opportunity to view the work done by the local volunteers. This work has enormously enhanced the environment and enjoyment of the site. There will be time to look at the Chalk faces and consider the past working of the pit. Following this we will take a short walk through the village to the river and consider local river terraces and view the building stones and gravestones in the church yard.

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.