Wiltshire Geology Group
Wiltshire Geology Group

NEW... see Events - guided walks

Wiltshire's landscape is inextricably bound up with the rocks beneath the surface. It is our aim to raise public awareness of Earth Sciences and draw peoples attention to the way the landscape, and the towns and villages within it, are influenced by the underlying geology.

Upcoming Events


    Old Town, Swindon and Uffington Hill plus Wayland’s Smithy: Geology, geomorphology and archaeology day trip

Led by Dick Millard   Date: Sunday 7thJuly 



First, two geological SSSI’s in Swindon's Old Town will demonstrate Kimmeridgian, Portlandian and Purbeckian geology. Then a short drive to the Chalk escarpment above Uffington will allow us to look at the fascinating archaeology and Quaternary geomorphology of Uffington Hill.  Optional is an additional walk to Waylands Smithy, a Neolithic chambered tomb (1.3 miles along unpaved Ridgeway National Trail).


Bring a picnic lunch.


A level of fitness is required sufficient for a walk of 3 miles, with some uphill tracks.  Please wear walking shoes and bring waterproof clothing to ward off any rain.t
















members of Wiltshire Geology Group are welcome but will need to pay £1 to cover insurance.


OUGS Organiser: Tom Mintern-Fountain

Email: wessexdaytrips@ougs.org

Tel: 07971 937799 





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