Our project featured on BBC website here
Our fabulous exhibition from the Lapworth Museum is now on tour – follow this link
Provisional dates for our next trail launches are:
Trail 4 (Woodgate Valley) 29 April
Trail 5 Frankley (now a cycle route) 24th June
Trail 6 South Bromsgrove (now a shortened cycle route) 15th July
Trail 8 (Illey Wilderness) 5th or 12th August
In 2022 and 2023 we are launching seven walking and cycling trails in the Bromsgrove and SW Birmingham districts to showcase these fantastic objects. 100 years ago, the public were excited to learn about these relics of the Ice Age, but the boulders have been disappearing! We’re delighted that, thanks to National Lottery players, our partnership of local organisations has received this support to bring the boulders the prominence they deserve. They are the only visible relics of what happened deep in Birmingham’s history.
Do get involved – there are many ways to volunteer!
Roland Kedge has found many of the boulders on our trails. He is the inspiration for Roland the Rockhound!
Seven walking and cycling trails
Trail assistants, testers, guides and guardians; geologists; social history researchers; events assistants; arts & crafts; social media
Click here for the volunteering opportunities handbook
Tell us about boulders in your neighbourhood! Here are pages telling you about the boulder hunt and how the boulders came to be
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Project funding until September 2023 is made possible by Lottery players to whom we are grateful
Earth Heritage Trust
H&W Earth Heritage Trust coordinates the project from its office at the University of Worcester and provides geological expertise
Project partner Lapworth Museum at the University of Birmingham leads on educational resources
Black Country Geological Society
Project partner BCGS provides technically qualified volunteers
Birmingham Open Spaces Forum
Project Partner BOSF has project expertise and knowledgeable local volunteers