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2014 Geowalks


We're hoping as many people as possible will take notice of the geology all around them during this year's Earth Science Week.

Get involved, get outside and tweet us your pictures! #greatgeowalk

Guided Walks in 2014

Click on the links below to find out what happened in your local area:


Autumn Festival at Crawfordsburn Country Park

Sunday 12 October at Crawfordsburn Country Park, N. Ireland
Celebrate the sights, smells and tastes of autumn, explore the wonderful geological garden and find out just how diverse the geology and landscape of Northern Ireland actually is.

Lickey Hills Geo-Champions: Quarry Clearance

Sunday 12 October at Lickey Hills County Park, Birmingham
Lickey Hills Geochampions will be working to clear the quarry and explaining their work to make the geology accessible for visitors and further study
South Dorset Ridgeway

South Dorset Ridgeway: Learn the Language of the Land

Monday 13 October starting in Osmington
Free guided walk with fantastic views of the coast and the White Horse, led by Sam Scriven, Jurassic Coast Earth Science Adviser, for the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership
British Society for Geomorphology

Geomorphological Walk in the Afon Rheidol Catchment

Wednesday 15 October Starting at Aberystwyth University
A guided walk by Hywel Griffiths & Stephen Tooth for the British Geomorphological Society

Rock Around Derry

Wednesday 15 October at the Guildhall, Londonderry, N.Ireland
Join William Lynn, former geology teacher at Foyle College, for a guided geology walk of Derry City.
Green Chain Geotrail

Guided Walk: Green Chain Geotrail

Wednesday 15 October starting at the Thames Barrier, London
The London Geodiversity Partnership will lead a 7-mile Geological Trail along the SE London Green Chain.
Cannon Street Geowalk

Cannon Street Geowalk

Thursday 16 October 2pm starting at Cannon Street Station, London
A free Geological Walk led by Diana Smith of the Open University

Stories of stone: Built heritage & Landscape in the Sperrins

Saturday 18 October in Draperstown, Northern Ireland
Join the Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership for a geologist-led walk around Draperstown and discover how the geology of the Sperrins is expressed in local buildings & features.
Piccadilly Rock Walk

Guided Walk: From Eros to Eternity: Piccadilly's Rock Heritage

Saturday 18 October starting at Green Park Tube Station
Dr Ruth Siddall of UCL & London Walks will lead a journey spanning billions of years through the rocks of Piccadilly.
Ingleton Waterfall

Guided Walk to Ingleton Falls & White Scar Caves

Saturday 18 October at Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales
A Day trip to Ingleton Falls & White Scar Caves, led by Idil Hassan in Partnership with Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.
Humber Estuary

Sediment Geomorphology and Flood Tide in the Humber Estuary

Saturday 18 October at the Spurn National Nature Reserve, Hull
Xuxu Wu and David Milan (University of Hull) will be leading a British Society for Geomorphology guided walk.
Sedgwick Museum

Discovering Rocks and Fossils in Cambridge City Centre

Saturday 18 October starting at the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge
This self-led trail will introduce you to just a few of the rock types and geological features that can be found hidden in the walls, roofs and pavements around the city centre.
The Arun Gap

Guided Walk: The Arun Gap of the South Downs

Sunday 19 October starting at Pulborough, South Downs
Anthony Brook will lead a West Sussex Geological Society walk examining the geology & geomorphology of the Arun Gap.
Lochaber Geopark

Lochaber Geopark: Rock Safari to Glen Coe

Saturday 18 October Starting at Ballachulish Tourist Information Centre
A half day guided tour to Glen Coe
Malham Geowalks

Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, & Gordale Scar Walk

Sunday 19 October Starting at Malham Village, North Yorkshire
A guided walk organised by the British Geomorphological Society