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.

About Avon RIGS Group

The Avon Region

The Avon RIGS Group covers the geographical area of the former county of Avon, including Bristol and parts of Somerset and Gloucestershire (now the unitary local authorities of Bath and North East Somerset [BANES], North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol).

Geographical extent of the Avon region, encompassing Weston-Super-Mare in the south, Bath in the east, and Thornbury in the north.

Find out about the geology of the Avon region.

Work of the Avon RIGS Group

The Group comprises representatives from the unitary authorities in the Avon region, wildlife trusts, academic institutions and local amateur geologists. We work to protect and conserve the geodiversity of the region by monitoring the condition of RIGS, as well as identifying and proposing new designations. The Group also actively promotes the geological heritage of the Avon region by producing interpretation panels, trail guides and of course, this blog!

Find out more about our work:
-Protecting RIGS during the planning process - Dave Villis (Ecologist, South Gloucestershire Council)
 -Habitat and RIGS management - Justin Smith (Woodland & Wildlife Officer, Bristol City Council)

We are always looking for new members - Join Avon RIGS Group

If you have any questions about the work of the Group - Contact us