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