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GEOWEEK 2019 came to Warwickshire!

GeoWeek in Warwickshire. Free and open to all. Five excellent events. Come to one. Come to all. 5-12 May 2019

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  • ‘Walk 600 million years in 20-minutes at the Brandon Marsh GeoWall’. A geological timeline wall walk.
    Sunday 5th May 10:30 am to 4:00 pm – Meet at Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre.
    Standard entry charges to Brandon Marsh, WWT members free entry.

    Discover the whole story told by the GeoWall at Brandon Marsh on 5th May
    Discover the whole story told by the GeoWall at Brandon Marsh on 5th May
  • ‘Upton House Reveals its Secret Hidden in the Stones’, A geological tour of Upton House and gardens, a National Trust property. NT members free entry.
    Tuesday 7th May 11.30 – 16:00 – at various times during the day.

    Brachiopod nest in Upton House wall
    Brachiopod nest in Upton House wall
  • ‘Rock solid evidence that Jurassic Park came to Banbury’, A guided geological tour of Banbury town centre.
    Tuesday 7th May Meet at Town Hall for 7 pm No need to book ahead. (approx 1 hour)

    Belemnite on view in Banbury town geological walk
    Belemnite on view in Banbury town geological walk
  • ‘Kenilworth Rocks! Meet ‘The Stones’’ – A guided walk of “The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth”
    Thursday 9th May, Kenilworth, Meet 2 pm, Abbey Fields Car Park – 2 hours parking free with ticket  (approx 1½ hours)

    Group viewing Townpool Bridge - guided walk of "The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth"
    Group viewing Townpool Bridge – guided walk of “The Building Stones of Old Kenilworth”
  • ‘Gold in them thar hills? Yes! Fool’s Gold!’ Why are the Burton Dassett Hills there? What’s in them? Who dug? When? Why? Are they magnetic? What’s that tower for?
    Sunday 12th May, Burton Dassett Hills, Meet 10.30 at Car Park near the Tower (approx 1-2 hours) All-day parking £2.

    Are the Burton Dassett Hills magnetic? Why? Find out Sunday 12 May
    Are the Burton Dassett Hills magnetic? Why? Find out Sunday 12 May

GEOWEEK

GeoWeek in Warwickshire. Free and open to all. Five excellent events. Come to one. Come to all. 5-12 May 2019
What’s Geoweek you may well ask? Across many countries a national awareness week captures the essence of the local scenery and landscape, including the underlying Geology with a series of events which may include a geoscience field visit or guided walks. In Spain, it is estimated that 10,000 people participate in all sorts of events and earth science festivals on one day each year.

The UK initiative seeks to introduce as many members of the public to geoscience as possible, mainly through outdoor urban and rural fieldwork. So, we hope you might be interested to find out more about your County, and in particular, some local walks lead by volunteers from the Warwickshire Geological Conservation Group (WGCG). Geoweek 2019 runs from 4th until 12th May.

GeoWeek in Warwickshire with WGCG 5-12 May 2019
GeoWeek in Warwickshire with WGCG 5-12 May 2019
  • If you would like to be on our mailing list for GeoWeek and other public events, please e-mail [email protected] with the words MAILING LIST as the Subject

Last Updated on 13 Apr 2021