Recording, Conserving and Promoting our Rocks & Landscape
Who We Are
Gloucestershire Geology Trust (GGT) is a registered charity, a founder member of The Geology Trusts and one of the leading geoconservation organisations in the country. The Trust was set up in 1992, with the aim of surveying and recording Regionally Important Geological Sites (RIGS).
What We Do
GGT also carry outconservation work on important geological sites; we hold the Geological Records Centre for the county;
produce a variety of guidesand publications;
run a highly successful Rock & Fossil Roadshow programme and offer a variety of events throughout the year.
In addition to these services, we are able to deliver adviceand information relating to geology and geoconservation matters, as well as practical SSSI and RIGS geoconservation work. We have become the key point of Specialist Earth Heritage Conservation advice in the county.
For more information follow the links on the left, or contact us directly.
Click here to see how you can get involved!
LATEST NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Current Vacancy, Brockworth, Gloucester
Head of Geology
We currently have an opening for a part-time position, with potential of going up to full time depending on fundraising. We require a person for 1-2 days a week to help run the office and lead on a few areas of outdoor conservation work. The candidate will be someone who is both geologically competent, as well as a good organiser and self - motivated. They would need to be located in, or very close to the County.
The majority of the work would be independent but with the support and help of a dozen or so board members and volunteers.
Main Responsibilties (to name a few):
- Administrative Tasks (posting trail guide orders, processing membership forms, responding to phonecalls and emails)
- Organising events and liaising with partner charities
-Maintaining the fossil and specimen collection with volunteer help
- Managing and directing volunteer help in the office and at events
-Please email CVs to the contact below, and for further information please contact Mark Campbell
|Huntley Quarry Conservation Days
Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September
Come along to Huntley Quarry to explore and improve the state of the impressive geological features. With knowledgable Geowardens on hand to lend their expertise, spend the afternoon contributing to the geoconservation of the quarry in the lovely woodland setting with tea, coffee and biscuits provided!
Come along and help Geowardens clear vegetation, expose geological structures, maintain paths, and much more. All people are welcome and no experience is needed, just enthusiasm for working outdoors and learning about Earth heritage.
If interested, please email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01452 8644378 to find out more and sign up.
***Please note: these conservation days are not suitable for those who have difficulty in walking and climbing as there are several steep path areas and uneven surfaces.
Geo-conservation Days at Robinswood Hill, Gloucester
Come along and help at conservation taster days and full work days, clearing Jurassic rocks and revealing ancient creatures in the 200Myr old exposures in the upper quarry and other gems along the Geology Trail. With great views into the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside, teas and cakes, and good company, it is a great way to spend time!
With vegetation clearance, finding fossils, outcrop improvements, and a bit of wildlife watching -there are some resident goats who spend their time chomping through the shrubs, helping to improve the Geology outcrops is a great way to add to the All Paths Lead to the Hill Project.
- Taster Day - Thursday 28th August, 1-4pm
- Taster Day, Sunday 31st August, 1-4pm
- Geological Conservation Day, Thursday 4th September, 1-4pm
- Geological Conservation Day, Saturday & Sunday 27th/28th September, 11am-3pm
- Geological Conservation Day, Thursday 11th October
Sign up for free through the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Volunteering and Work Experience Positions Available
If you would like to get involved with any aspect of the Gloucestershire Geology Trust, including field work and monitoring, geology roadshow events, office based work, fossil specimen archiving and many, many more
roles and responsibilities, please contact Beth at email@example.com or phone 01452 864438
Geological Curator/Identification specialist required
If you have experience in curating and organising geological specimens, we would love to hear from you. We have a large collection of rocks, minerals and fossils which are in desperate need of some attention.
If you feel you could volunteer as little, or as much of your time, as you so choose, please get in touch with Beth at:
Geopark App Available for Android and Apple devices!
The app relates to the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark Trail, which finishes at Gloucester Cathedral. With loads of great features including:
-Palaegeo: Provides information about the global setting of a given time in Earth history, plate tectonic maps, past temperatures, CO2 levels, extinction rates and much more...!
- Location: walk recording features along your trail
-Map: BGS derived geological map data shown on 1:50000 scale
-Photos: Displays photo for given locations along trails, with further geological information and annotations
For further information on how to download and device suitability please click here
For a demonstration on how the database works click here
-RIGS Sites Stores comprehensive data relating to RIGS and other geological sites
-Search: The database is fully seachable and customisable
-Fieldwork Take the database into the field with Ipads etc.
-Customise Create custom views of your data
Works on PC, Mac and a range of mobile devices
Education Packs now available - Beachley Point
In association with Merlin Energy Resources Ltd an education pack has been
put together, this is intended for use at Key Stage 3, which is available here
To help raise funds for Gloucestershire Geology Trust go to
By registering Gloucestershire Geology Trust as your chosen cause, and using the links from the
easyfundraising web site, you can shop online and raise donations to the trust from the retailers you shop with.