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.
Look out for 170 million years of change in the geopark
Find out about our plans for the Cotswold Hills Geopark