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 see DEFRA JNCC 

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, August 14th, 2019 at 9:19pm
SAVE THE DATE: 29th February 2020-CBDC Recorders' Conference. New date will allow everyone time to process 2019 records and provide an opportunity for "hot off the press" reports and presentations. We haven't decided a theme yet...but the date is triggering a few ideas. https://t.co/YJnV1kh5Ev CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:42pm
Join @NorthPennAONB's FREE #bee walk with @StevenFalk1, Sun 1 Sept at Langdon Beck & Harwood-in- #Teesdale Special #Invertebrate Sites. Late flowering species = fantastic habitat for #bumblebees, solitary bees & more. Beginners welcome. Booking essential: https://t.co/UM9MLLWlUY https://t.co/hSlNm8EKzm CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, August 11th, 2019 at 10:21pm
@solwaywalker Thanks Ann. Sending it to me is a start we will add it to the Cumbria records. If you have any other records for the Solway I can add them to our List. The volunteers we recruited last year wanted to focus on plants so we are still short on shore data.