In Herefordshire and Worcestershire there are over 200 sites that have been designated as Local Geological Sites (LGS).  There are many different types of sites including quarries, cliffs, ice age ponds, sand and gravel pits and river terraces.  What they have in common is that they represent an important geological or geomorphological feature within the two counties.

To help us monitor the condition of these sites and ensure that the key features are still preserved, we ran our first indoor training course for 7 enthusiastic new volunteers.  This provided the background to the designation process and the forms themselves.  We will be following this with a practical session in February to fill in the forms in the field.

We are thrilled to be making a start with monitoring our LGS.  If you would like to learn more about joining our team of monitors, then please get in touch with Beth Andrews ( to be added to our list.  You don’t need to be an expert and all training will be given.

Beth Andrews.