The Island of Jersey has a geology that is significantly different to that of the United Kingdom and even from that of the other Channel Islands. Many of the island's geological sites are of regional and international significance and some have attracted global attention.
In recognition of this, the States of Jersey has designated 22 of the island's most important outcrops as Sites of Special Interest (SSIs) so that they may be protected from development and preserved for future public enjoyment and research purposes. This booklet offers an introduction to all of Jersey's geological SSIs with the aim of promoting knowledge of their existence to residents and tourists and highlighting their importance to amateur and professional scientists.
All the Island's geological SSIs are covered here along with information about their location plus basic descriptions and photographs which highlight each site's significance and its salient features.
Written by Dr Ralph Nichols and Samantha Blampied