GCR Sites and SSSIs :

Cumbria has 151 National Geological Conservation Review (GCR) sites. These sites were assessed as being of National importance by JNCC by 1990. Most of these sites were then designated as SSSI Geological or Mixed to give them National protection. Few are actively managed and so CGC believes it’s important that more people know about these sites and report any site issues direct to Natural England.

The Interactive Map shows these sites as blue dots when you check the box.

For more information seeΒ DEFRA JNCCΒ 

Some GCR sites are our 5 star LGS sites and a few overlap with our LGS sites


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Jeffries Mount Tebay road cuttings GCR 2259 (Caledonian Structures) and LGS 7.171

Limestone Pavement Orders

Many of the pavements in Cumbria are now protected by an LPO. Many are also covered by GCR status and some of overlap with our LGS sites.

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Great Asby limetsone pavement. GCR 1113 (Karst) Photo by Peter Standing

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 6:34pm
CBD getting ready to support 11 year old Orin's, Bioblitz at #NationalTrust Footprint building nr. Windermere #LakeDistrict. 4pm Saturday 13th - 4pm Sunday 14th. Lots of walks, talks and expert naturalists to learn from! Hope to see you there. @TullieHouse
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:04am
Whilst we are promoting biological recording and Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre locally Tom from @_ALERC_is busy doing likewise at the House of Commons. https://t.co/FhGZ8gV2jN
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:00am
@ALERC_NC @BiodiversityPs @_BCT_ Thank you for promoting LERCs nationally hopefully it will result in increased recognition locally. πŸ˜ƒπŸ¦‹πŸ›πŸπŸœπŸ¦€πŸ¦ πŸžπŸ‹πŸ¦‡πŸ¦†πŸΎπŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸšπŸ„πŸ¦Š
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:14pm
Interesting article - the only record of the Cerambyx Cerdo in Cumbria was caught and put into the collection @TullieHouse in 1900 by FH Day. CBDC are interested to receive Grass snake records - most records are in the South Cumbria. https://t.co/WSGE814iX1