Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG)
was established in 1990

This was by few enthusiasts who wanted to raise awareness of and conserve the many rock exposures dotted around the county. The membership has since grown and includes many enthusiastic amateurs, students and teachers as well as some professional geologists.
New members are always welcome.

The group has three major aims:
To inform

Learn about our rocks, minerals and fossils and how the geology has shaped our landscape.

to inform

To conserve

Help to conserve Warwickshire's natural heritage by joining one of our work parties to improve the conditions of our valuable sites.

to conserve

To encourage

Above all, we hope you will want to share in the passion of learning all about our fascinating geology and caring for it in a practical way.

To encourage

The activities of the group include:

During the winter months we enjoy a wide-ranging series of talks from both members and visiting speakers. Some evenings are dedicated to members' displays of photos, or rocks collected on field trips or holidays.


Field trips

In the summer we concentrate on field excursions - both evening trips as well as longer day and weekend visits. The picture to the right shows a WGCG group on Caer Caradoc, Shropshire.

We also visit towns and villages to explore the uses of different local and imported building stones.

Field trips


Conservation activities

These include the identification and maintenance of a network of nearly 100 Local Geological Sites. Conservation by volunteers includes the clearance of overgrown sites.

Here a group are clearing a rockface at Purley Quarry, Mancetter.



Interpretation panels

WGCG has designed and erected panels which describe the local geology in an accessible way. Sites include those at Ryton Pools, Wolston village (right), Brandon Marsh and Purley Quarry.


Members are kept informed of the Group's activities through the publication of a bi-annual Newsletter with further information being made available at lectures and field trips

Annual Reports
WGCG Annual Report 2013
WGCG Annual Report 2014

For more information about the activities of the group click on one of the links below:
link Lectures
Monthly programme of evening talks on a variety of geological subjects held from September to March
link Field Trips
Monthly programme of evening visits to local geological sites from April to September and weekend trips further afield
link Local Geological Sites
Designated sites of geological interest within Warwickshire which can be browsed by name, geological formation and location
(Links to a separate dedicated website)
link Conservation
Projects carried out by the group aimed at preserving Warwickshire's geological heritage
link Displays
Information boards and other displays installed by the group
link Geology
A description of the geology of Warwickshire
link Newsletter
The most recent edition plus back issues of our bi-annual publication describing the groups,activities
(pdf format)
link Publications
Leaflets published by the group
link Join Us
How to join the group
link Contact Us
Send an e-mail or write to the group
link Links
Links to other Geological Groups
link Members' Area
An area for the group members
(User Name and Password required)

Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group -  Registered Charity Number: 1144717.

Last updated October 17, 2014