Local Geological Sites

Geological site of interest

Geodiversity is a term used to describe the extensive varieties of rocks, minerals, fossils, soils and landforms and the natural processes that shape the landscape we live in.

Some geology sites are recognised for their scientific, educational, historic and aesthetic value and are protected from harmful development by legislation and planning policy. These protected sites include geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and Local Geology Sites.

Local Geological Sites (formerly known as RIGS - Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites) exhibit important geological and geomorphological features and range from sarsen stones, rock outcrops to geological faces in active quarries.

Local Geology Sites are designated by the Berkshire Geoconservation Group and the Oxfordshire Geology Trust. See below for a list of the Local Geology Sites and the maps for their locations in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and contact TVERC for more detailed information.

List of Berkshire LGS (PDF)

List of Oxfordshire LGS (PDF)