Introduction to the Geology of Devon

Key Geological Features

What is Geodiversity?

The Importance of Geological Conservation

What are County Geological Sites?

County Geological Sites Across Devon

Identification & Monitoring of Sites

Educational Use & Visiting Sites

South-West Regional Geodiversity Partnership


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The Devon Biodiversity and Geodiversity Action Plan identifies key element of Devon’s geological and geomorphological heritage. It particularly focuses on those geological features, as defined by the Geological Conservation Review, which are particularly well represented in Devon. These features form the basis for the notification of 72 geological Sites of Special Scientific Interest and 34 shared geological and wildlife Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Particular features recognised include:

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Corndon Quarry

Corndon Quarry