Are you interested in rocks? Did you know that there were volcanoes in Charnwood millions of years ago?  If you would like to find out more, come along to our “Charnwood Volcanoes” walk to find out the impact they had on the geology of the upper Park. 

Led by an enthusiastic volunteer, the walk starts at Hunt's Hill car park and takes you up to Old John, It covers about 1 mile and lasts approximately 1½ hours.

Please note car parking charges apply (£4 all day)

Pre-booking is essential for this event as places are limited.  Places are £5 and can be booked on this page

Dogs on leads are allowed but must be held on leads at all times during this walk.

 Geology Walk

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.

This walk will involve walking over uneven and potentially weather affected ground, it will take place irrespective of weather conditions. Appropriate clothing and footwear are therefore recommended.

Car Parking charges apply at £4 and are not included in ticket price.

Please be aware, we have volunteer photographers who record events on behalf of the Park, the images may be used for Park Archives and for future marketing purposes for example via our website and social media.

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.1 1/2 hours

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Ticket Quantity Price
Individual Geology Ticket Aug 1st

Individual Geology Ticket Aug 1st

Decrease Increase £5.00