Regionally Important Geology Sites in Greater Manchester

Much of our geological knowledge has come from the study of exposed rock faces and the fossil remains found in the rock layers and such sites are a vital part of our historical heritage. Sadly, many are being lost through neglect, vandalism or redevelopment thus an active geo-conservation strategy is needed to protect them for the benefit of future generations.

The Greater Manchester RIGS Group are volunteers with a common interest in preserving this diverse geological heritage for future study and education and to raise awareness of the area's natural rocky landscapes to be appreciated and enjoyed by all.

Find out more about us by visiting our website and discover the hidden stories written in the rocks,

RIGS Site Map

This map shows the location of geological sites in Greater Manchester which have been approved as RIGS. All have public access but visitors are responsible for their own safety on site.

Select one and brief details will appear in a text box. Contact GMRIGS for further details if required.

Fossil and mineral code

Please be aware that it is illegal in the UK to take minerals or fossils from protected areas such as National Parks, SSSIs and RIGS.

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