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Last updated 12.12.2021

Geopark in Derbyshire
The EMGS is conducting a feasibility study to examine the options for creating a geopark in the Peak District. A geopark is a unified area with geological heritage of international significance that promotes geo-conservation, geo-tourism and sustainable development. Many of you may already be familiar with other geoparks in the UK including NW Scotland and GeoMon in Anglesey.

The Peak District has geological features of importance where the influence of the underlying geology on the landscape, history and economy of the area is very well demonstrated and is easily accessible to a large urban population, making it an ideal location for a geopark.

At the moment, we are assessing the level of support from potential partners and looking at the likely costs of the project, working closely with the Peak District National Park Authority. Alongside, we are also co-ordinating the production of a Geodiversity Action Plan for the Peak District. We hope to conclude this work by the autumn of this year, so that a final decision can be taken whether or not to proceed with the project with a view to seeking accreditation by the European Geopark Network within two or three years. Please get in touch with Albert Benghiat ( if you would like any further information and/or a copy of the prospectus.

Website Additions
Volume 1 & 2 of the Mercian Geologist journals are now available to download for all EMGS site visitors - Click here

EMGS Circular
The latest and past emailed EMGS circulars can be viewed in our archive - Click here

Lectures arranged by the EMGS
Our indoor lecture programme - Click here

External lectures that might be of interest to members
None currently

Field trips arranged by the EMGS
Our summer field trip programme - Click here

Downloadable Forms
All our forms can be downloaded from the forms page - Click here

Mercian Geologist
If any members have back issues of the Mercian which are now surplus to requirements, please could you contact our Secretary as we frequently get requests for back issues which we are now unable to supply. Any help would be appreciated.

For the contents of our journals please visit our Publications page and click on the latest journal.