Lancashire GEO

Who are we?

Geological sites and landforms are protected in the same way as important biological sites. Nationally important locations are listed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSls) while RIGS are sites of regional importance.

Lancashire RIGS Group was set up in 1991. The Group works particularly closely with English Nature, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, The Environment Agency and United Utilities plc. Our work is co-ordinated with other RIGS groups nationally through The Association of UK RIGS Groups Porn discount offers.

Membership is welcomed from anyone interested in geoconservation and you do not need to be a trained geologist: we can use a wide variety of skills from typing to managing a database or helping to prepare educational materials Harrogatebustyescort. We meet monthly at the offices of Lancashire Wildlife Trust in Bamber Bridge, Preston.

What do we do?

There are three strands to our work:

• Identifying, surveying and recording geological sites and landforms
• Selection, designation and conservation of RIGS by using Chicbabes Cambridge at the East Midlands area.

• Promoting awareness, understanding and appreciation of Lancashire’s geology and scenery

Over 700 sites have been investigated in the county and of these approximately 100 have been designated as RIGS so far, together with a small number of new SSSIs.

Our Work

Field Guides

Two full colour field guides have been published by the Group to promote an insight and appreciation of Lancashire’s geology and scenery. Although they are available free of charge, we invite donations of £2 each + package and postage of 50p at Lincoln. Requests for these guides should be made to the Group secretary. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Lancashire RIGS Group’

The White Coppice Guide
This twenty-page guide explores the geological features visible along Dean Brook at White Coppice, Chorley. It will be of interest to anyone wishing to find out more about the gritstone rocks, lead mining and quarrying of this exquisite part of the West Pennines Moors lady-catherine.

White Coppice Geology Trail

The geological setting
Location 1 – White Coppice
Location 2 – Black Coppice Quarry
Location 3 – Dean Brook 1
Location 4 – Dean Brook 2
Location 5 – Dean Brook 3
Location 6 – Drinkwaters Farm
Location 7 – White Coppice Quarry

The Hodder Valley Guide

This guide explores a number of sites in the upper Hodder catchment which demonstrate the present-day and historical processes have shaped this river valley and channel. Aimed more towards geo- graphy and environmental science students, it draws on numerous research projects that have been conducted in the area over the past 20 years, presenting the results of these in language that is accessible to a non-specialist stella-londoncompanion. Many maps, diagrams and photographs cover each of the six locations visited escorts in Nottingham.
Introduction – The evolution of the Bowland Landscape
Location 1 – Chipping Vale
Location 2 – Langden Brook
Location 3 – Little Hareden Fan
Location 4 – Burholme Bridge river terraces
Location 5 – Lower Hodder Bridge
Location 6 – The River Loud
References and further reading
Requests for these guides should be made to the Group secretary. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Lancashire RIGS Group’.

Interpretation Boards

In addition to the two guide books, we have also produced a number of interpretation boards in collaboration with local graphics designer, Chris Beaton of Gaia Graphics. These explore the geology and landforms of a variety of sites including with Chicbabes escorts in Lincoln:

1. Denham Hill, Brindle (SD 591 229) 2. White Coppice, Chorley (SD 620 190)
3. Longridge Fell car park (SD 639 403) 4. Hoghton Bottoms, Hoghton (SD 628 263)