Geotrails

Please use the following links to find out about walks you can take through London’s geology:

Richmond Park Geotrail

Green Chain Walk Geotrail

Thames Path Geotrail


Richmond Park Geotrail (2017)

The Richmond Park Geotrail can be downloaded here.


Green Chain Walk Geotrail (2016)

This walk has been produced by members of the LGP in association with the Green Chain Walk initiative. Scroll to the end of the page for the pdf. The Green Chain Geotrail connects some of London’s most important geological sites, allowing you to learn about the tropical seas and kilometre high glaciers that have covered London in the past. Our capital has suffered all this and more. The Geotrail is a 7 mile walk from the Thames Barrier to Lesnes Abbey Woods.

Click here to download a pdf of the Green Chain Geotrail (updated 2016).

A trail through time

In April 2016 a new initiative has been added: A trail through time which has extended the range of the original Green Chain Geotrail to include points of interest all over the Green Chain network. Inevitably they do not link up in the same way as the geotrail but the 12 selected geologically interesting points can all be accessed via the South Eastern railway network. Each one is accompanied by an audio description of the site and associated interest as well as the route from the station.

A brief synopsis of each of the 12 sites and the accompanying audio can be down loaded from A trail through time.

Click here to download a pdf of the Trail through Time leaflet.


Thames Path Geotrail (2012)

This trail has been prepared by the South London RIGS group associated with the Ravensbourne Geological Society.

The Thames Path Geotrail is a self led walk of 6 miles from the Thames Barrier to Rotherhithe, and reveals some of the fascinating Earth Science stories hidden below the concrete foundations of London. Traces of past climate change, that totally eclipse current concerns, and tales of human endeavor are made clear by studying the geology of London by walking over it.

The walk follows the Thames Path National Trail from the Thames Barrier to Rotherhithe, with a short deviation along the Green Chain Walk.

A pdf of the walk can be downloaded here.