Useful Links

A list of organisations and links we think you may find useful.

If you are a publicist or secretary and would like your organisation to be included, or have news please let us know.

BGS: Geology of Britain Viewer The Geology of Britain viewer is a simple tool aimed at the general public that helps you explore the geology around where you live.  
Cumbria GeoConservation Group Cumbria GeoConservation Group is a voluntary geological conservation group working to record and look after important geological sites.  The Cumbria GeoConservation Group is an affiliated member of GeoConservation UK & the Geology Trusts
Cumbria Wildlife Trust Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wildplaces of Cumbria. The Trust stands up for wildlife, creates wildlife havens, and seeks to raise environmental awareness.  
Edinburgh Geological Society The Edinburgh Geological Society, founded in 1834. The aim of the society is to encourage public interest in geology and the advancement of geological knowledge.  
Lake District NP: Geology This site handily sums up 500 million years of Geology in the Lake District National Park. At the foot of the page is a useful factsheet.
Manchester Geological Association We were formed in 1925 to bring together professional and amateur geologists in and around Manchester. We are actively concerned in the conservation of key geological sites in the area.  

Cumbria’s National Nature Reserves

Nature reserves in Cumbria that Natural England identifies as among England’s finest sites for wildlife and/or geology.

Some NNRs host students who are working on dissertations or similar projects. This provides the opportunity to study on a high quality site and to contribute to the research and management of the reserve.

Natural History Museum Through our collections and scientific expertise, we are helping to conserve the extraordinary richness and diversity of the natural world with groundbreaking projects in more than 68 countries.  
Skiddaw U3A U3A stands for University of the Third Age, which is a self-help organisation for older people no longer in full-time employment. You don’t need formal qualifications and there are no exams.  
Solway Shore Stories Read about people and places (and geology), browse the many photographs — or check out shore-walks, past and future.  
UK Fossils Network – Cumbria The Lake District is the most popular area of the UK for hikers. It is not the most productive area of the UK for fossils, but has its fair share of locations. Regular events – see the website for details.
Westmorland Geological Society The society was founded in 1973 and the president is Dr. Emrys Phillips, CGeol FGS.  
Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales.  
York University: Lifelong Learning Online Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England.  Taught part-time, flexibly and online, this course provides you with master’s level understanding of geology in the region, with which to interpret larger scale earth processes and structures.
Yorkshire Geological Society The Yorkshire Geological Society which, since 1837, has been, and continues to be, an internationally recognised scientific organisation with an interest in all aspects of geology, principally in Northern England and adjacent areas.  
North West Highland Geopark “Our vision is for the North West Highlands to become a thriving and sustainable rural economy capitalising on the assets and people of the Geopark in partnership with local government, relevant agencies and local businesses” We publish a series of newsletters highlighting the geology, features and events in our geopark.