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28 July 2018
Boxford: Water Meadows and Chalk Downland
Meeting point: Meet at Boxford Church SU 42906 71630

A circular walk of approximately 4 km starting and ending at Boxford Church.

The River Lambourn makes a sharp turn from its normal direction just north of Boxford. The curved valley is in the Seaford Chalk and consists of a number of anastomosing channels with two wetland areas just south of Westbrook Farm. This area was managed as a water meadow historically. On this walk we will look at the building stones of the church, the site of the water meadow and Boxford Chalk Pit SSSI as well as walking along the course of the River Lambourn and the valley. Good footpaths with some road walking although if there has been heavy rain some of the footpaths may be water logged.

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.