The BGS Geological Walk
British Geological Walk at BGS Keyworth was opened in May 2012 and
features no less than three billion years of Earth's history. The
British stone industry came together in a remarkable way to support
this project which shows every type of British paving stone in
regular production and a good few that are not, but could be. CED
stone and in particular our chairman
Michael Heap worked
in conjunction with the British
for more than 2 years
to facilitate the creation of the Walk.
the day of the launch with over 60 guests in attendance Michael Heap,
Michael, together with Stephen Parry, the BGS’ mineralogist and
petrologist led guided tours through the 130m long path.
The pathway runs in geological order and displays over 1200m2 of natural
stone and includes some 40 different products with materials
representative of every period from the Precambrian to the
Quaternary. Each period is bounded by stainless steel divider strips
and has nameplates set into the central timeline spine. Stainless
steel numbers are also set into the spine, cross-referencing with a leaflet which enables the easy identification of all the different
you would expect‚ there are also many interesting specimen rocks‚
some quite spectacular.
presence of this path is such that we have devoted a new section of
our website to displaying the photographs and detailing the materials
used. The plan dimensions and thicknesses have been selected to be
appropriate for the application but also to be those that are most
efficiently produced in the quarry so keeping waste to a minimum and
consequently keeping costs down at the same time.
specification guide is available to download here.
View the path here.
If you are interested in making an appointment to view the path please contact our Midlands depot (01773 769916).