News

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.

Berkshire LGAP

Download a copy from our publications page plans section

Berkshire Building Stone Atlas

Ongoing project started in 2011 - see the Building Stones project page

Next Event

Saturday
6 December 2014
10:30am
Reading Town Centre Building Stones with Angela Houghton and Lesley Dunlop
Meeting point: The entrance to Reading Museum.
The antidote to Christmas shopping – a stroll around Reading Town Centre looking at the building stones used in the older and more modern buildings. This walk is in partnership with Reading Town Hall and Museum and a donation of £2 is suggested.

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.