Next Event

12 March 2022
Silchester Roman Town and Common
Meeting point: Car park for Silchester Roman site. Entrance off Wall Lane, Silchester SU 6358 6289, nearest post code RG7 2HJ.

This walk, led by Lesley Dunlop and Angela Houghton will last about 2.5 hours and the distance covered is approximately 3 miles on good footpaths.
In June 1900 the Geologists’ Association organised a visit to Silchester. They spent some time at the Roman walls and amphitheatre before going to Silchester Common to view the gravels present and some of the springs associated with the London Clay. The site lies on the Silchester Gravel and close to the boundary with the underlying London Clay.
This visit will cover some of the route to see what is visible over 100 years later. We will start at the Roman site and spend some time looking at this before walking over towards Silchester Common to the west.

About us

Chalk MicrographThe Berkshire Geoconservation Group is an all-inclusive 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.

We hold the occasional walk 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 happy to give talks to local groups about the geology of the area.

Contact us if you would like more information.