West Yorkshire Geology Trust


The West Yorkshire Geology Trust is a group of volunteers who work to protect and conserve important geological sites and to raise awareness of the county's rocks and landscapes. Local Geological Sites (LGS) are protected for their educational and research value.

Geological walking trails can be found on Todmorden Moor, Boston Spa, Otley Chevin, Penistone Hill at Haworth and Castle Hill near Huddersfield.

Geological audio podcasts for Otley Chevin and Marsden near Huddersfield are available for download.

Geological leaflets are available for the Boston Spa area, Penistone Hill near Haworth, Otley Chevin and Castle Hill near Huddersfield.

Riches of the Earth tells about the extraction of coal, sandstone and fireclay from the South Pennine moors, using Todmorden Moor, Oxenhope Moor and Baildon Moor as examples. The 60 page book is available from the Visitor Centres in Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

Details of these and other sites are also available on the resources page.

Click here to read about the history of the West Yorkshire Geology Trust.

Images and material in this website are copyright to the West Yorkshire Geology Trust. If you wish to use them, please contact the secretary at team@wyorksgeologytrust.org beforehand.

We are grateful to Richard Bell for permission to use his original drawings.
We are also grateful to Johnsons Wellfield Quarries for providing us with office facilities.

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Starting 15th January 2015

A six-week course aimed at those with an interest in geology but with little or no experience.
The course is at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley on Thursday mornings from 10.00am to 12.30pm

Please click here for more details  



Click here to download the Local Geodiversity Action Plan.