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.

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 Natiopnal 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.
Natural England – Skiddaw SSSI The Skiddaw Group SSSI, Cumbria, is a large upland site, with twelve separate GCR sites and several areas of biological importance. A large area of the Skiddaw Group SSSI is managed by the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA), who, in January 2000, introduced a permit system for sample collecting on the site.
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.
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.