A big thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their favourite geosite on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, email, snail mail or in person! We’ve done our very best to collect every one of the nominations – over 400 – and now we need your help to whittle the list down to just 100 in time for Earth Science Week, where we’ll be celebrating the amazing, diverse geoheritage of the UK and Ireland.
We’ve divided all the nominations into categories for you to vote on. Of course, many of the sites could fall into more than one, and we had a few debates along the way (* cough* Snowdon * cough*), but we’ve tried to pick the most relevant category for each site.
Each category will contain a ‘people’s choice’ – a geosite entirely decided on by the public vote. You get one vote per category, so use it wisely!
All the nominated sites, divided into their categories, can be viewed on our flickr pages, with further information and images. Once you’ve had a look and made your choices, head to our website to cast your vote.
In the meantime, we’d still love to hear from you if you’d like to write a blog post in support of your favourite site! We can’t accept new nominations, but if you see a site on the list you’d like to write about, do get in touch by commenting or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A variety of geowalks are taking place during Earth Science Week, many of which are to nominated sites – get in touch if you’d like to organise one in your area.
Spread the word, vote, and most importantly, visit the sites! The huge range of nominations just goes to show how much amazing geology we have on our doorsteps – if you do visit any, remember to send us back some pictures….