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 10 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.
The app is available for Android and Apple users, just visit your relevant app store to download, it’s FREE!
This project aims to preserve, promote and record the geological gems of the Forest in a series of themes:
With training, we need volunteers to help us identify building stones and record findings.
You could also come along on one of our guided walks and talks across the Forest.
Click here to go to the Gloucestershire Geology Trust website.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!