Geology is everywhere you look, under your feet, on the roof tops and even in your paper and toothpaste. The Cornwall Wildlife Trust works with the Cornwall Geoconservation Group (formerly the Cornwall RIGS Group) to protect important geological sites and inspire people about Cornwall's exciting geological heritage.

The Cornwall Geoconservation Group is the geological arm of the Cornwall Willife Trust. Geology and geomorphology has been in the Trust's remit since it was established in 1962. 

Geological conservation continues to form an integral part of the future strategy of the Trust. The publication of the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Geodiversity Action Plan has provided much needed guidance for the direction of earth science conservation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The document can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


If you would like to get closer to Cornwall's geology you can:

• come along to an event listed on the geology events page of this website and follow our Cornwall Geoconservation Group Facebook page for regular updates 
• visit a geological nature reserve
• get involved with the Cornwall Geoconservation Group


For your personal safety and for the sake of those around you, there are important things to remember at all times when you are exploring geological sites. Please read and follow the Geologists Association 'Geological Fieldwork code' that can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.


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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Geodiversity Action Plan_2005.pdf777.62 KB
The Geologists Association Geological Fieldwork Code.pdf4.25 MB