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 5 hours and covers a distance of approximately 3 to 4 miles including some steep, rocky and possibly muddy terrain.  During that time the geological story of the ParkJohn Martin leads the Geology walk discussion will be explained.

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.

Unsuitable for people in wheelchairs.

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

Will include a short comfort break at the Visitor Centre.

Dogs on leads are allowed.

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.

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

Duration of walk –approximately 5 hours

Tickets can also be purchased here for £15.00 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.

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This event is now SOLD OUT.

Contact the Visitor Centre on 0116 236 2713 extension 25 between 11.00 and 15.30 to see if there are any cancellations or check the website for other events of a similar nature.