Welcome to the Central Wales RIGS Group website!

The Central Wales RIGS group (Regionally Important Geodiversity Sites) was formed in May 2005 and is co-ordinated by Bill Fitches from Aberystwyth. We are the third and most recent RIGS group to be set up in Wales, and join the Gwynedd & Mon group working in the NW of the country and the NEWRIGS group in the NE, in the Association of Welsh RIGS groups (AWRIGS). This association belongs to UKRIGS, the national organisation.

Like the other Welsh RIGS groups we are financed by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund for Wales, administered by the Welsh Assembly Government. We receive substantial support from the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), notably in the provision of maps, airphotos, library and meetings facilities, and especially opportunities to exchange information and ideas on Geodiversity.

We exist to promote the conservation and sustainable use of sites in Central Wales which are of importance in terms of their educational or research value in the Earth Sciences, and in some cases for tourism.

Anyone is welcome to join the Central Wales RIGS group, propose sites or trails, suggest and/or lead field trips and offer items for this website. Please use the Contact link above to give feedback or to enquire about joining us. Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope the information available via the links above is of interest to you.