Welcome

The Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is a registered charity that promotes the protection, conservation, improvement and the education of Earth Heritage largely within the two counties.

Welcome to the website of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust.

There is a great variety of scenery and landscape within the two counties. This is largely due to the many different rocks which can be seen at places we call Geosites, along with their contained minerals and fossils. The Trust is also about people. We include Professionals, Friends (that is our name for members) and Volunteers. Our shared aim is to protect and increase understanding of this heritage.

Our activities include large and small funded Projects, producing Trail guides, including one for the Geopark Way, and Maintaining important sites. We also attend Public events to broaden our outreach.

During the past couple of years, despite activities being curtailed by lockdowns, the Trust has been active in many ways.  Sites have been cleared by many volunteers, we have engaged with planning authorities and local communities, nationally important sites have been monitored for their condition on behalf of Natural England and there has been much activity in our partnered projects on Ice Age ponds and landscapes in western Herefordshire.  In July 2021 we started our new Lottery-funded partnership project, worth nearly £120,000, on the large glacial erratics in Birmingham and NE Worcestershire.

We have created bespoke Websites for the two most recent Lottery-funded projects:

Conserving Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds: iceageponds.org

Birmingham;s Erratic Boulders: Heritage of the Ice age: erraticsproject.org