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A rock face in a quarry.
  • Geopark Events
  • May 29, 2024 10:00 am

*FULL* Guided Walk – Forest Industry: Shaping People and Landscape

This walk celebrates the physical and human geography of this industrial part of western Charnwood Forest, which has been extensively quarried for hundreds of years.

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A guided tour group walks through the green woodland at Beacon Hill
  • Geopark Events
  • May 28, 2024 2:00 pm

*FULL* Guided Walk – Forest Place-names, Forest People

Using only the evidence from local placenames, we'll take you back in time more than a thousand years to explore the British, Anglo-Saxon and Viking communities of Charnwood Forest.

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A late evening view of a rocky face of an old quarry.
  • Geopark Events
  • May 26, 2024 11:00 am

Guided Walk – Geological Treasures of Shepshed

Discovery some of the oldest rocks in England, and travel back in time to when Leicestershire lay at the centre of a giant sandy desert!

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Several adults on a guided hike through Charnwood Forest
  • Geopark Events
  • May 25, 2024 9:00 am

Guided Walk – A Trek Through Time: Geology of the Charnwood Forest Peaks

This hike will take you through more than half a billion year’s of earth history, using the outstanding geological heritage of Charnwood Forest to tell stories of ancient fossils, continental collisions, and icy glaciers.

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The UNESCO Executive Board meeting at UNESCO HQ in Paris.
  • Geopark Events
  • March 27, 2024 9:30 am

Geoparks LIVE! 2024: Watch Live As UNESCO Approves 18 New Geoparks

Join us for live commentary and coverage of the UNESCO Executive Board as they approve 18 new Global Geoparks!

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An up close image of apple blossoms
  • Partner Events
  • March 15, 2024 12:00 am

Designing an Orchard and Tree Planting Workshop

Leicestershire County Council are running two workshops in March, covering the topics of designing an orchard and tree planting.

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Examples of animal remains found in sediment samples from Groby Pool (clockwise from top left): Cristatella mucedo statoblast, Percid scale, Piscicola geometra egg cocoon, Pike (Esox lucius).
  • Geopark Events
  • March 11, 2024 7:30 pm

The Secrets of Groby Pool Mud: An Online Public Talk

Join Charnwood Forest Geopark for a special online public talk by Professors Helen Bennion and Carl Sayer of University College London. They will introduce you to the wonderful world of palaeoecology, and the dynamic series of changes in the Groby Pool ecosystem their research has revealed... from looking at the mud!

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A photograph of a landscape overlain by the Geopark logo and the text "Supporting Organisations Across Charnwood Forest"
  • Geopark Events
  • February 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Creative Volunteer Recruitment

A workshop aimed at helping you to recruit more volunteers.

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The Oaks Scout Campsite. The image shows a large field with a number of trees dotted around.
  • Geopark Events
  • February 17, 2024 10:00 am

Scout Campsite Task Force Day

Oaks Scout Campsite is working with Charnwood Forest Geopark to give the site a freshen up for the 2024 season.

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