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17 July 2021
Geology and landscape around Ashdown House with Lesley Dunlop
Meeting point: NT Car park at entrance to Ashdown House on the B4000. SU 28381 82318 (51° 32' 20"N,1° 35' 32"W) Near to RG17 8RE

Ashdown House is set in the Lambourn Valley and this walk will let us enjoy the landscape and some of the interesting features of the geological history over the last 100 million years. We will see a chalk valley, now with no water flow, sarsen stones and beautiful views.

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.