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South East Wales RIGS (Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites) works to enhance and protect a suite of geological sites across South East Wales.

Now that the Welsh government has allowed the resumption of outdoor activities with a maximum of 30 people, we’re tentatively resuming our programme. Please be aware that the COVID rules for work days apply.

NEW
Glamorgan Heritage Coast – A Guide to its Geology
(reprint)

What We Do

  • Identifying sites with RIGS potential
  • Vetting the status of exposures on known sites; this includes highlighting threats to existing RIGS sites to the relevant local authorities, as has happened in November 2019 in respect of the Tregunter Farm RIGS site (the refusal of which was reported here)
  • Site clearance
  • Site descriptions
  • Information on RIGS sites to the public (e.g. the recent report on the Llanbadoc Geotrail)

[see also the Project Plan for the various steps in the process]

How You Can Help

  • Join, annual membership only costs £5
  • Help with vetting sites
  • Help with site clearance
  • Help logging sites (for those with the geological knowledge)

Forthcoming Events

Currently penciled in (where not shown, exact dates will be confirmed nearer the time):

If you want to take part but are unsure how to go about it, please contact our chairman Nigel McGaw at nimar[dot]nmcgaw{@}gmail.com or Elen Wharton at ewharton58{@}gmail.com

Recent Events

Digitised Back-up

Relevant data on RIGS sites and various bits of documentation are held on two external hard drives, which are the property of the South-East Wales RIGS Group.

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  1. The SWGA is also supportive of initiatives in geoconservation and geodiversity , in particular through their involvement in the creation of the South East Wales RIGS group.

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South East Wales RIGS (Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites) works to enhance and protect a suite of geological sites across South East Wales.

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