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Revealing Our Past Geology of our Forest

Geology of our Forest


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.


What will the project deliver?

This project aims to preserve, promote and record the geological gems of the Forest in a series of themes:

  • Understanding the Forest’s ancient geological past through a series of walks and talks and Rock and Fossil Roadshows for schools
  • How the flora and fauna have evolved through the Forest
  • The Geological influence over social development: mining history and building stones
The project team are currently developing the new 'Geo Heritage' App. This will include 10 self-guided walks in the Forest of Dean to reveal and explain the hidden geology of the forest.

What can I get involved in?

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.


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