Drystone walling

A bright future

An understanding of geology is essential for the proper management of natural resources such as groundwater supplies, and the avoidance of ground hazards.

There are few places in the UK where geology plays such a significant role in the character of the built environment. Towns and villages throughout the district derive much of their character from the use of local limestone for building and roofing, while drystone walls are one of the most distinctive features of the Cotswold countryside.

Visit the geopark and join us on a journey through time…

A rich past

Look out for 170 million years of change in the geopark

What's a geopark?

Find out about our plans for the Cotswold Hills Geopark

Cleve Common is a key geological site in the geopark