Bradgate Park is a special place for anyone interested in geology as it has perhaps the widest range of rocks covering the longest time span in a small area of anywhere in England and Wales.  Evidence of ancient volcanoes, igneous intrusions, earthquakes and tsunamis can be found together with ancient seas and deserts.  Then modifying everything were the effects of the Ice Age.

The walk lasts about 3 hours and covers a distance of approximately 3 miles including some steep, rocky and possibly muddy terrain.  During that time the geological story of the Park will be explained.

This walk of is over grass and is, in places, over steep, rocky slopes. Unsuitable for people in wheelchairs. This area of the Park is exposed and warm clothing is advised.

Will include a short comfort break at the Visitor Centre.

Dogs on leads are allowed.

John Martin leads the Geology walk discussion

Tickets can also be purchased here for £5.00 per place or at the Visitor Centre at the Deer Barn or by calling 0116 2362713 extension 25 between 11.00 and 15.30 daily.

Please note car parking pay and display on the day for £4 at Hunts Hill car park. (all day parking)

Hunts Hill (Old John) car park LE6 0AH (off Sharpley Hill/Warren Hill and opposite turn into Benscliffe Road) – The closest car park to Old John and the War Memorial. This is the best car park for exploring the Upper Park and getting some peace and quiet.

Meet at pole gate leading into wood at Hunts Hill (Old John) Car Park

Duration of walk –approx.2½ - 3 hours

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