Geopark partners National Trust events

What’s going on with our National Trust partners …

Our partners at the National Trust still have things going on as more things are opening up but there are still some restructions with some sites though there is plenty to see and do still.

Here is a list of things to do so be sure to book your ticket, take a mask and enjoy the day out.
Note: I am afraid, there is a policy of no BBQs  and do please read their “Hands on or Hands off” policy

Croome Court what’s on

Croome is open to tours so ensure you book your ticket for the timed entry (21 Sept – 27 Sept)

Walks around Croome Court and gardents

Walks around Croome Court and gardents

Brockhampton what’s on

Please ensure you ensure you book your ticket for the timed entry (21 Sept – 27 Sept)
Estate, Grounds, Granary food kiosk, car park and toilets. A limited range of takeaway drinks and light snacks will be on sale

Kinver edge what’s on

Dogs at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses 


Walks aroundKinver Edge and the rock houses

There are walks available for all abilities and time scales, so you can choose to go on a short, gentle walk up to the Hillfort or a longer ramble to find Nanny’s Rock in the woods

 Nanny's Rock in the woods

Nanny’s Rock in the woods

Remember to book your tickest for the timed entry to Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses (21 Sept – 27 Sept)

Greyfriars what’s on

Sorry – it is still closed but keep an eye on their opening times web page
Have a look at their exciting involvement in the “There are no barriers at Greyfriars” project

Dudmaston what’s on

Sorry but Dudmaston is still closed to the public for safety reasons …
But keep an eye on their timed entry to Dudmaston (21 Sept – 27 Sept)
You can still take advantage of the Downloadable walks at Dudmaston

Learning, education and volunteering opportunities

Field trips

Field trips

Throughout the Geopark there are numerous opportunities to learn about geology, landscape and the associated heritage.  From formal education to informal learning at welcoming societies and groups; field trips and talks; school group learning programmes to independent exploration . . . opportunity awaits!

Listed in this drop down menu of this section are details of geology groups who hold regular talks and field trips along with details of any field trips and study tours being ran in the Geopark area

Alongside geology archaeology, history, industrial archaeology, wildlife and conservation groups are abundant in the area. A comprehensive list of local groups can be found in the drop down menu.

Learning Programmes offered by members of the Geopark Forum to visiting school groups are listed. A number of the programmes are delivered in partnership between two or three members. Information on where geology GCSE and A-level is taught in the Geopark and surronding area is also listed.

Learning programmes at the Wyre Forest

Learning programmes at the Wyre Forest

For many volunteering is a great way to learn about a particular subject, to meet new people, to get involved and gain skills. Details of organisations in the Geopark Forum that offer volunteering opportunities are listed below together with details of some of the opportunities available.

Bewdley Museum
Manning the air raid shelter; fundraising; hosting exhibitions; collections care and cataloguing; visitor research; historical research. Click here for further information.

Wyre Forest, Forestry Commission
For information about volunteering opportunities email  westengland@forestry.gsi.gov.uk or phone 01594 833057

Geological conservation volunteering with Gloucestershire Geology Trust

Geological conservation volunteering with Gloucestershire Geology Trust

Geologists in the Geopark
Assiting at events.

Gloucestershire Geology Trust
Geowardens (local people to help out with the management and conservation of sites); guided walks; assist at Rock and Fossil Roadshows;  assist at public events; conservation of geological sites; fieldwork; geological specimen curation and office work.  Click here for further information.

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle
Activities, events and interpretation.
Click here for further information.

Severn Valley Railway
Operating the service including on-train personnel, station and maintenance staff; support activities such as marketing, telephone answering, assisting in shops and gardening; education services. Click here for further information.

Severn Valley Country Park, Shropshire Council
Conservation work parties; coppicing and woodland management; grassland management and surveying our wildflower meadows; hands-on practical work like installing new benches and gates; help with events. Click here for further information.

Volunteer conservation days at Severn Valley Country Park

Volunteer conservation days at Severn Valley Country Park

Transport in the Landscape Group
Assisting at Events – email contact gandic@macace.net

West Midlands Safari Park – Land of the Living Dinosaurs
Varied roles supporting the Park and its education services. Application process required. Click here for further information.

Worcester Cathedral
Welcoming visitors and giving tours; guiding schools; library assistants; archaeology helpers (occasional) helping at services and bell-ringing. Click here for further information.

Worcestershire Archaeology and Archive Service
Community events; indexing of archives, including wills, electoral registers etc; washing and marking finds from archaeological excavations; scanning photographs and documents for the Historic Environment Record; research projects; fieldwork projects. Click here and here for further information.