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The Group's aim is to identify, survey, protect and promote geological and geomorphological sites in the former County of Avon - the modern unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. RIGS are selected for their educational, research, historical and aesthetic value.

Friday, 29 June 2012

South Gloucestershire geology booklet - free download

The story of geology & landscape in South Gloucestershire was published in April 2007 hard copy format as a collaboration between South Gloucestershire Council, the Avon RIGS Group, BRERC and Bristol Museum. Although paper copies are no longer available, this excellent thirteen page booklet is still available as a free-to-download pdf (see link at bottom of post). It was also recently featured in the popular Down to Earth magazine.

Front cover

Fourteen local sites, including Aust Cliff, Huckford Quarry and Wick Golden Valley are featured. Each outcrop is described and interpreted with cross sections, location maps and annotated photos.

An example of a site description from the leaflet - Wick Golden Valley


 Download the pdf from the South Gloucestershire Council website


Furthermore, pdfs of all the site interpretation panels in South Gloucestershire can be accessed using this link  - Geological Conservation in South Gloucestershire (menu on right hand side of page)

Charly Stamper

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