Two new Local Geological Sites designated at Burwell

We are very pleased to announce that our latest proposal for designation as  Local Geological Sites (LGS) were recently (October 2020) approved by the County Wildlife and Geological Sites Panel.

The two sites, 400m apart in Burwell, Cambridgeshire are linked by the presence of the Cretaceous Grey Chalk Totternhoe Stone horizon – a famous and ubiquitous , East Cambridgeshire building stone.

The two sites, Carter’s Pit and Castle Spring, have been chosen due to their importance both to the area and to the understanding of the local geology.

More information regarding these sites can be found hereThe CGS led a field trip to the Burwell Geological sites in June 2021. A report on this trip can be found here.