Here at the Trust, we publish a number of informative and easy to follow trails guides covering various location throughout the two counties.
Our Explore trail guides take readers on a short, self-guided walk (or drive) explaining the geology along the way. There trails are located in towns that explore the diverse uses of local rocks as building stones, whilst other trails are located out in the countryside that explore how and where the local rocks were formed and how they influence the nature of the landscape seen along the trail. With more than 25 trails throughout the two counties, there’s plenty of choice for everyone. More information on our self-guiding trails can be found here.
Our Discovery guides are a new series of publications that we have just begun to develop. These 24-page, A4 sized guides delve deeper into the geology and landscape of larger areas in the two counties and are ideal for those who wish to follow up on the explore self-guiding trails. We currently have two guides available for the Frome valley and the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark. More information about the Discovery guides can be found here.
There are also a number of publications associated with the Geopark Way. Meandering its way for 109 miles through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark from Bridgnorth to Gloucester, the trail passes through stunning countryside as it explores 700 million years of geological history. The route offers varied walking alongside rivers, through forests, along ridges and across valley floors; all with majestic views to match. Passing through an assortment of habitats there is a plethora of wildlife adding to the occasion. Quaint villages and towns dot the route bringing further elements of exploration and enchantment. More information on the Geopark Way Trail Guide, Geology Map and association publications can be found here.
The most recent Trust publications are those associated with the Community Earth Heritage Champions Project. Three detailed and informative booklets have been produced, covering Champions sites in Bewdley, the Malvern Hills and the Lickey Hills. Each booklet details a route that can be followed to explore each area. More information can be found here.