The Group's aim is to identify, survey, protect and promote geological and geomorphological sites in the former County of Avon - the modern unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. RIGS are selected for their educational, research, historical and aesthetic value.

Saturday, 5 November 2016


South Gloucestershire geology booklet - free download

The story of geology & landscape in South Gloucestershire was published in April 2007 hard copy format as a collaboration between South Gloucestershire Council, the Avon RIGS GroupBRERC and Bristol Museum. Although paper copies are no longer available, this excellent thirteen page booklet is still available as a free-to-download pdf below. 

Front cover

                               Click Booklet to download in PDF format.

Fourteen local sites, including Aust Cliff, Huckford Quarry and Wick Golden Valley are featured. Each outcrop is described and interpreted with cross sections, location maps and annotated photos. 

 JPEGs of the site interpretation panels in South Gloucestershire can be accessed using 
these links:-

The archive of the paper copies of OUTCROP can be accessed by clicking Here . This will take you to Issue 15. Later issues can be seen by clicking on the links below.