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Thirteen accounts of regional geology are provided covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These follow the areas used for the BGS Regional Guide publication series (see the map below). The accounts are written in non-specialist language to a common structure and are intended to provide overviews of the geology and structure of the individual regions. Each is stand alone containing a generalised geological map, cross-section(s) of the geology and illustrations. Due to the variations present in the geology and geological history from region to region the colour scheme used and the way the rock units are subdivided may vary.

Bristol and Gloucester region
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Bristol and Gloucester region, covering most of Somerset, Bristol, Bath, south Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean.
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Central England
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of Central England, which includes the counties of Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and the West Midlands, and parts of Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Worcestershire. The major towns and cities include Chester, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough and Northampton.
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East Anglia and adjoining areas
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of East Anglia and adjoining areas, which includes the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire.
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Eastern England
This account provides a general description of the geology of Eastern England, a region that extends along the coast from the Tees to the Wash, passing inland to encompass large parts of Lincolnshire, Humberside, eastern North Yorkshire, southern Cleveland and the eastern fringe of Nottinghamshire.
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London and the Thames Valley
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the London and Thames Valley region of southern England, which extends from Essex westwards through Greater London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire and into Oxfordshire and northern Wiltshire. Outside Greater London the main towns and cities include Oxford, Swindon, Newbury, Reading, Bedford, Luton, Chelmsford and Colchester.
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Northern England
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Northern England region which extends from the Scottish border southwards to Morecambe Bay in the west and Teesside in the east, covering England’s four northernmost counties of Cumbria, Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, and also extending into some northern parts of Cleveland, Yorkshire and Lancashire.
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Northern Ireland
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of Northern Ireland comprising the counties of Tyrone, Londonderry, Antrim, Down, Armagh and Fermanagh.
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South West England
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of South West England, encompassing the counties of Cornwall, Devon and part of Somerset. It is bounded by the Atlantic, Bristol Channel and the English Channel and a line from Bridgwater through Crewkerne to Lyme Regis. The region is predominantly rural with the major cities and towns including Penzance, Truro, Newquay, Plymouth, Torquay, Exeter, Taunton and Barnstaple.
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The Hampshire Basin and adjoining areas
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Hampshire Basin and adjoining areas, which covers the greater part of central southern England including the counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight together with significant parts of Wiltshire, Dorset and West Sussex.
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The Pennines and adjacent areas
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Pennines and adjacent areas region, which includes Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and parts of Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.
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The Wealden district
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Wealden region of southeastern England, which extends from Kent westwards into Surrey and Sussex, and includes the eastern part of Hampshire. The area is predominantly rural. The principal towns and cities include Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury, Maidstone, Eastbourne and Brighton.
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The Welsh Borderland
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of the Welsh Borderland region which comprises the southeast of Powys, southern Shropshire, northern Gwent, the western half of Hereford and Worcester and a very small part of northern Gloucestershire.
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Wales
This account provides a broad perspective of the geology of Wales, which comprises a diverse landscape that includes the mountains of Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, the upland plateau of Central Wales and the flatter landscapes of the valleys and coastal areas, including the Gwent Levels south of Newport, Vale of Glamorgan and island of Anglesey.
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