The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is a charity that aims to record, protect and promote geology and landscape, and to raise awareness of this Earth Heritage by engaging the public in educational programmes. The great variety of rocks in the two counties yields outstanding fossils and minerals and gives rise to wonderful scenery. The Trust is committed to promoting and safeguarding these assets for all the residents of, and visitors to, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
The Trust is currently undertaking an important project looking at the use of natural stone. A Thousand Years of Building with Stone is a 4½ year long project funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We are recording, cataloguing and untangling the history of stone use in heritage buildings across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Helping us to do this are a wonderful and ever expanding group of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in learning new skills and discovering more about your local area read more or contact us.
The project now has a its own brand new website and a growing database of more than 3000 buildings and quarries which is freely searchable at www.buildingstones.org.uk.
In addition, you can find information on the website about the sites the Trust has designated as Local Geological Sites, the various projects (including the Local Geodiversity Action Plans) that the Trust undertakes, as well as much much more.
A free 12 page brochure describing the Trust and our work is also available to download and read. Adobe Acrobat is required.
If you are interested in joining the Trust as a member or looking for any voluntary work, then please download and return our EHT Membership Form (Adobe Acrobat required). If you require a paper copy, or have any other general inquiries then please contact the Trust using the information to right.
If you would also like to raise funds for the vital geoconservation work we do across the two counties and you shop online, then follow this link to Easy Fundraising. All you need to do is register and then each time you want to buy something online, simply login prior to spending your cash! With every purchase you make, a donation will be made to the Trust.