About WGCG

New members are always welcome

Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG) a registered charity, number: 1144717, was established in 1990 by a 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.

 

The group has three major aims:

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

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 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.

 

The activities of the group include:

Talks
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. 

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

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.

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 talks and field trips.