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The Trust is involved with a number of partnerships dealing with all aspects of Geoconservation, Earth Heritage, conservation & green issues in general. The main partnerships we are involved in are the Geology Trusts and other Affiliated Groups.

The Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark

The Geopark covers an area of some 1500 square kilometres. It stretches from Bridgnorth in Shropshire in the north to Gloucester in the south; and from Worcester in the east to Hereford in the west. It covers significant stretches of the Rivers Severn, Wye, Teme, Rea, Leadon and Frome. In addition there are inspiring natural landscapes in the form of the Wyre Forest, the Abberley and Suckley Hills, the Bromyard plateau, the Malvern and Ledbury Hills, the Woolhope Dome, May Hill and Penyard Park.

The Geopark aims to promote the natural and man made landscape, including geology, wildlife, archaeology and history to the public and to encourage their participation and understanding. One of the very active and successful ways of doing this is the annual three month GeoFest. All Geopark members contribute to the GeoFest programme which offers an extensive range of events and activities.

More information about the Geopark can be found on the website www.geopark.org.uk and at information centres located at Bewdley Museum, Severn Valley Country Park, Wyre Forest Centre, Cob House Country Park and Malvern Hills GeoCentre. In addition members have visitor and information centres at Severn Valley RaIlway, eleven National Trust properties, West Midlands Safari Park, Bodenham Arboretum, Worcester cathedral, Hartlebury and Worcester museums and Hereford Museum.

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Affiliated Groups

Bromsgrove U3A Geology Group

Contact John Gerner on: jmail@gerner.co.uk


Leominster and District U3A Geology Group

Contact Wendy Pridie on: wpridie365@waitrose.com


Monmouth U3A Geology Group

Contact Jim Handley on: jim.s.handley@gmail.com


Malvern U3A Geology Group

Contact Roger Hunt on: rmrhunt@sky.com


Hartlebury Common Local Group

Contact Dr. Joy M. Rooney on: HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk


Teme Valley Geological Society (TVGS)

Contact John Nicklin on: martleypfo@gmail.com


Black Country Geological Society (BCGS)

Contact Andrew Harrison on: andrewcfharrison@yahoo.com






The Cotswolds Geopark

The Trust has been involved in establishing the Cotswold Hills Geopark, providing advice on defining the park’s boundary. A small part of Worcestershire, around Fish Hill and Broadway Quarry, is located within this Geopark.

For more information on the Geopark, visit their website.



Malvern Hills AONB

The Trust is a member of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, helping to conserve and enhance the special qualities of the Malvern Hills.

For more information on the Malvern Hills AONB, visit their website.

West Midlands Geodiversity Partnership

The Trust has been involved in the partnership from the beginning as it seeks to make a positive contribution to the enrichment of the West Midlands environment and quality of life by conserving, enhancing and managing the region’s diverse geological heritage for the benefit of all.

More information about the work of the partnerships can be found on their website: http://www.geowestmidlands.org.uk/