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:
Learn about our rocks, minerals and fossils and how the geology has shaped our landscape.
Help to conserve Warwickshire’s natural heritage by joining one of our work parties to improve the conditions of our valuable sites.
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:
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.
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.
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.