Charnwood Forest Geopark

Geoparks are an UNESCO initiative for sites and landscapes of international geological significance. For further information click here.

Charnwood Forest Geopark is an initiative led by the to become a UNESCO geopark.

Charnwood Forest is Britain’s unexpected upland, layered with rich natural and historical heritage. We are home to some of the oldest animal fossils ever documented and have quarries whose stone has shaped not only our quiet villages, but also many English cities.

The landscape of Charnwood Forest is defined by crag-topped hills, wooded valleys, heathlands, and grasslands. Shaded lanes reveal quaint cottages, ancient monasteries, and drystone walls.

Recognising this importance, organisations across the region are working together towards hopefully securing UNESCO Global Geopark status for Charnwood Forest.

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