London's Geology: Walks
UCL Earth Sciences is a member of the London Geodiversity Partnership, one of a number of such partnerships countrywide, which brings together organisations and individuals to support geodiversity and landscape priorities in their region. The aim of geodiversity partnerships is to share experience and knowledge, to influence the development of regional planning and policy, and to develop geodiversity initiatives and projects across each region.
The London's Foundations Report was produced by the Partnership, and gives more information about protecting geodiversity in London. The London Geodiversity Action Plan will be published in 2010. London has a very rich and varied geology in the built environment, allowing us to see a wide range of beautiful and interesting stone from all over the world in a relatively small area. The downloadable resources below include a Guide to Common Rocks in Graveyards, which can be used to help identify rocks in any cemetery in London and the Southeast, and there are also specific local geological walks, which will be added to with time.
Many of the guides are in the form of Portable Document Format (pdf) files. Adobe Acrobat PDF reader can be downloaded for free.