Chris Darmon the President of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark launched GeoFest 2012 at Martley on Sunday 3rd June.

For the third successive year three months of events and activities are underway. From 2nd June to the end of August the Geopark Partners will be promoting the Geopark with a programme containing something for everyone. The annual GeoFest programme over the summer months highlights the geology, landscape and associated heritage of the Geopark and is made up of guided walks, exhibitions, talks and roadshows. In all there are over 100 days of events plus many weeks of exhibitions.

There are events at venues throughout the Geopark. Click here to view and download the programme.

The Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark is a forum of 15 partners including major landowners, councils, educational establishments, museums, geoconservation groups and major tourist and leisure organisations. Dr Peter Oliver, Chairman of the Geopark Partnership said ‘This year we have a bigger programme than in previous years with events to stimulate the interests of children and adults. The range of activities is considerable, from a photography workshop, through geology and landscape walks, ‘fossil making’ and museum geology displays, to nature studies in the country parks and forests. GeoFest is a great way for the public to participate in all things geological’.

Enjoy your summer with some great geology.


Despite the very wet weather, Chris Darmon opens GeoFest 2012 at Martley Rock on 3rd June