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.

 John Martin leads the Geology walk discussionJoin us for a special geological tour of Bradgate Park led by Dr Jack Matthews, as we delve back more than half a billion years. We will discover the story behind some of the oldest rocks in England; the amazing early animal fossils they contain; and stone that has not only shaped the communities of Leicestershire, but also towns and cities across the UK.


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 wheelchairs or pushchairs.

Car Parking charges apply [coins accepted no change given] and are not included in ticket price.

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

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

Duration of walk –approximately 4/5 hours

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Geology Walk 12th November 2022

Geology Walk 12th November 2022

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