SW England geology, heritage and landscape

The Variscan Coast
An interactive map of sites of interest including granites, minerals, structure and plenty of learning resources

Camborne School of Mines virtual geological museum
The Camborne School of Mines virtual museum hosts a plethora of specimens for online viewing including a wealth of history

Cornish mining world heritage bid
Did you know that parts of the southwest of England is a UNESCO world heritage site for mining? Find out more here!

Dorset Local Nature Partnership
Find out more about getting closer to nature in Dorset

Jurassic Coast: Dorset and Devon World Heritage Site
The eastern part of the region is host to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, famous for fossils and rocks that characterise our Mesozoic history

Rosevale Mine
Rosevale is a unique, privately-run restoration project of a Cornish Mine

Jurassic Coast Tours
Enjoy a fossil hunting walk or guided tour of the Jurassic Coast with expert Chris Pamplin

RIGS: Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites


RIGS Devon

RIGS Dorset

RIGS Somerset

Cornwall GeoConservation (formerly RIGS Cornwall)

A list of geoconservation sites is also curated by GeoConservationUK

Other Societies websites

Royal Geological Society of Cornwall

The Geological Society of London

The Geologists’ Association

The Mineralogical Society

The Russell Society

South West branch of the OU geological society

Trevithick Society