Gloucestershire Geology Trust


Cotswold Geodiversity Trails

[Completed: March 2008, Supported by Defra’s Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund]

This project aimed to highlight the significance of geodiversity in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds through the production of a free leaflet, to be used as a visitor resource, explaining the link between geology, landscape, history and heritage.

The fold out leaflet shows a c.60 mile driving trail, leading the visitor to 17 varied visitor attractions, 19 countryside sites and 11 geology trails, some already popular with tourists, but many of them off the beaten track or with less obvious appeal. From these locations, five were chosen as the subjects  of short walking trail guides, giving a more detailed interpretation of the site and description of the relevant geology. Where necessary, geoconservation work was carried out, to improve access and safety for visitors.

The new guides are all available on our publications page, along with the rest of the Gloucestershire Uncovered series.
The five new guides are:
• Coates, the Thames & Severn Canal and The Source of the River Thames – Geology and
Landscape Heritage Trail
• Keynes Country Park - Geology and Landscape Heritage Trail
• South Cerney - Geology and Landscape Heritage Trail
• Huntsmans Quarry – Geology and Wildlife Trail
• Foss Cross Quarry – Geology Guide

Contact GGT for more details on 01452 864438 or

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