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A Building Stones Guide to Central Manchester
Third Edition (2014)
Four self-guided walks through the city centre
Now available to purchase

Greater Manchester RIGS Group website

The Greater Manchester Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites Group website is currently being developed. A list of local approved RIGS is provided.

Geologists' Association listing of online resources

The Geologists' Association maintains a website page listing YouTube and podcast lectures, virtual field trips and online courses from UK and international sources.

Geotours in the North West Highlands UNESCO Global Geopark

There are week-long tours in May 2021 and September 2021 and an extended weekend tour in May 2021. Additionally, there is a week-long tour in July 2021, dealing specifically with the Highland Controversy. Expert tuition by Geopark staff will help you to interpret the geology of this wild and remote highland landscape. As home of the oldest rocks in Europe, the first identified thrust fault, the oldest meteorite impact ejecta plus evidence of the earliest life, the North West Highlands Geopark really is the "Cradle of Geology"

Full details of the tours and information on how to book can be found here and, for the Highland Controversy tour, here.

The North West Highlands Geopark is a community company limited by guarantee and a charity in Scotland. The board comprises 7 community directors, one from each of the community councils within the Geopark, who work alongside the other office bearers, directors and staff.

This information is presented as it may be of interest to MGA members, and does not imply endorsement by the Manchester Geological Association.

Friends of the North West Highlands Geopark

A Friends of the Geopark scheme has been introduced by the charity. Details can be found here. This information is provided as being potentially of interest to members, and does not imply endorsement by the Manchester Geological Association.