Making the most of our more remote and quiet rural locations

Stretching from Bridgnorth to Gloucester and Worcester to Hereford the Geopark offers plenty of isolated countryside places to visit. Places where you can enjoy the landscape, see the rocks and observe the wildlife whilst not seeing many other people. These places are listed here on the website. In addition we have plenty of self guided walks for you to try. Some of these trails can be freely downloaded from the website. They are ideal for family walks.


Though we are still required to stay at home as much as possible we can now exercise outdoors as much as we wish and we can take trips in private vehicles to do so. But keep your journey as local as you can.


Remember to check on the Government guidelines on a regular basis.


When travelling to your destination you must not have anyone in your car other than your family household. And when out walking you must stay 2 metres away from anyone you meet. If you are in a vulnerable category you should stay at home but if you are unable to go out there is still plenty to read about on this website. You can plan future trips when things improve.


We will soon be adding activities that you can do at home especially interesting to children and families. Watch out for these on the website in the next week or two.


First of all the list of interesting geological sites that are publicly accessible can be found under ‘Explore Geology & Landscape – Geological Sites’. Here you will find the name of the site and its grid reference. Most are always open. If you click on the site name you will get a full description of what is there. When visiting these locations always take care and consider the health and safety of yourself and family. Always wear proper clothing and protect yourself against the weather.


Secondly the walking trails that you can download are to be found under ‘Explore Geology & Landscape – Walking Trails’. Chose one of Northern, Central or Southern trails. Here you will see a brief description of each trail and how you can get a copy. Many can be downloaded from the page. Please note that some of the locations that are on private estates will be closed during the current restrictions but some are open and readily accessed; so check before you set out.


Thirdly the trail guides that you can order are in the same sections.


And finally some of our members have extensive estates that you may be able to use. Please check with them to see what is open. The list with contact details is under ‘About Us’. Here you will find a list and links to Geopark Forum Members. The websites of the following members will give you up to date information about access and walks – Forestry England, National Trust Croome, NT Dudmaston, NT Brockhampton, NT Kinver, and Severn Valley Country Park.


Good walking. Stay alert. Keep safe.