The Forest has a complex geological history, with some of the oldest rocks in Gloucestershire, and these have massively influenced the landscape, history, culture and economy of the local area.
Through 11 walk routes the app explores the geology, coal and iron mining heritage of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Introducing us to the rocks beneath the Forest and exploring ‘deep time’ – learning how the rocks of the Forest formed over 500 million years of Earth history. The routes take you on an adventure through the ‘geoheritage’ of this unique and fascinating area located between the rivers Severn and Wye.
You can even walk with dinosaurs during the 'Deep Time Walk'!
The app is available for Android and Apple users, just visit your relevant app store to download, it’s FREE!
This project succeeded in preserving, promoting and recording the geological gems of the Forest in a variety of ways:
Local geologists often organise guided walks and talks across the Forest of Dean area.
Click here to go to the Gloucestershire Geology Trust website.