Books

 

Around the Three Valleys: An Exploration of the Geology, Landscape & History of the Lambourn, Kennet & Pang Valleys in West Berkshire
by Lesley Dunlop and Dick Greenaway, illustrated by Dorcas Ward

£5
Available at the Reading Museum shop, Newbury Museum shop. Englefield Garden Centre and at most BGG events,
or by post from BGG (p&p £3 ). Contact BGG for details.

Paperback: 220 pages
Published: Oct 2011
ISBN-10: 0954359739
ISBN-13: 978-0954359737
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 1.5 cm


Geological Sites to Visit in Berkshire: A brief guide to fourteen geological sites you can visit in Berkshire

£1 for a printed copy.
Available at the Reading Museum shop, at most BGG events,
or by post from BGG (p&p no charge). Contact BGG for details.
A pdf version is also available for free download. Download pdf (approx 1.4 MB)

Paperback: 20 pages
Published: BGG 2011
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 0.15 cm


Gravels of Berkshire: A brief history of the gravel deposits in Berkshire and the working related to them.

£1 for a printed copy.
Available at most BGG events,
or by post from BGG (p&p no charge). Contact BGG for details.
Paperback: 32 pages
Published: BGG 2009
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.8 x 0.25 cm


Reports

 

Boxford and Winterbourne Revisited

A report on the visit to Boxford and Winterbourne in 2014 retracing the route of the 1906 Geologist's Association visit.
Download pdf (approx 1.2 MB)


A report on the iron rich streams around Barkham, Wokingham Borough.

The high iron content gives these streams a distinctive orange colour, often mistaken for pollution. This survey mapped these "orange streams" in the area around California Country Park.
Download pdf (approx 2.3 MB)


The Geology of the Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury.

This illustrated report gives a brief history of the cemetery, and then describes its underlying geology and types of rock used as gravestones.
Download pdf (approx 3.2 MB)


Overview of the geology in Berkshire

Full text of the report which forms the basis of the Berkshire Geology page.
Download pdf (approx 61 KB)


Leaflets

 

Reading Town Centre Walk

A leaflet produced to accompany a guided walk around Reading Centre looking at the building materials used from medieval times to the present day.
Download pdf (approx 0.2 MB)


"Chalk Links" Factsheets

A series produced by local geology groups explaining how the underlying chalk affects other characteristic features of the North Wessex Downs.

Chalk Links to Archaeology Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and Building Materials Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and Groundwater Download pdf (approx 1.1 MB)
Chalk and Industry Download pdf (approx 2.1 MB)
Chalk Links to Landscape Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)
Chalk and its Influence on Art and Literature Download pdf (approx 1.8 MB)
Chalk and its Influence on the Horse Racing Industry Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)
Chalk and Links with Watercress and Fish Download pdf (approx 1.9 MB)


Chalk Hills & Landscape around East Garston

A description of a walk through the Berkshire Downs around East Garston exploring how the chalk downland of this part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty developed.

Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)


Gravels of Berkshire.

Gravel extraction is a dominant feature of the main river valleys in Berkshire. This series of leaflets describes the geological background of these gravels, their current distribution and their effects on the current landscape in the 6 regions of Berkshire:

Gravels of Berkshire - Bracknell Forest Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Reading Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Slough Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - West Berkshire Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Windsor & Maidenhead Download pdf (approx 0.6 MB)
Gravels of Berkshire - Wokingham Download pdf (approx 0.6 MB)


A walk around Newbury town centre.
Building stones from around the world

This walk begins at the West Berkshire Museum and finishes at Market Place. Twelve points of geological interest are described and indicated on a sketch map.
Download pdf (approx 0.5 MB)


The geology of the area around Greenham Common

This leaflet (2 sides of A4) describes the geology of Greenham Common, Cockham Common and Bowdown Wood. An OS map extract shows where to park for a circular walk around the area.
Download pdf (approx 0.8 MB)


The geology of the area around Woolhampton & Brimpton
A story of river flow and floodplains.

This leaflet describes the geology of the area between Woolhampton and Brimpton in the Kennet Valley. An OS map extract shows where to park in Woolhampton for a circular walk including the Kennet and Avon canal.
Download pdf (approx 1 MB)


Plans

 

Local Geodiversity Action Plan for Berkshire

This LGAP covers the six unitary authorities that make up the county of Berkshire : Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham.
The principal aim of this plan is to guide the conservation and interpretation of the geological features of this county for the study and enjoyment of all.
Download pdf (approx 2.9 MB)


Site Management Plans

Geodiversity management plans have been produced for the following sites and can be downloaded here.

Old Kiln Quarry, Chieveley Download pdf (approx 0.7 MB)
Wargrave Chalk Pit Download pdf (approx 1.5 MB)