The Landslides Team at BGS has studied numerous landslides. This work informs our geological maps, memoirs and sheet explanations and provides data for our National Landslide Database.
Please note the 'See Also' list on the right of all these pages. This is where you will find photographs, PDF reports, papers, useful references and other links.
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During 2012, increased rainfall has resulted in a significant increase in the numbers of landslides and slope failures, particularly during the months of July and December.
Images and information of the rapidly eroding coast at Aldbrough. Terrestrial LiDAR.
Report on a rockfall on the south side of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, in the early hours of 28 February 2007.
Images and information of our monitoring study at Beach Head using Terrestrial LiDAR.
Geologists from the BGS Landslide Response Team carried out a survey on 10 July 2012.
The BGS Landslide Response Team made a visit to the landslide on 30 September 2010 to investigate using BGS SIGMA·mobile.
Geologists from the BGS Landslide Response Team carried out a survey on 26 July 2012.
Landslide at Knipe Point where a large landslide is affecting homes at the top of the cliff.
Report on the geology and landslides of the area around Chesterfield, Geological Sheet 112.
Geological overview of landslides in the Paphos District in Cyprus.
Report on the geology and landslides of the area north of Derby, Geological Sheet 125.
Images and information about the landslide
Information and photographs of the landslide at Folkestone Warren.
Detailed geological report on two landslides which blocked the A85 road in August 2004. Fifty-seven people were trapped in their cars and either escaped on foot or by helicopter.
The BGS Landslide Team study of the 6 May 2012 event at Hallsands, nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon.
On 12 February 2013, a landslide occurred in a spoil heap at Hatfield Main Colliery and distorted a large section of train line along the Doncaster to Goole and Doncaster to Scunthorpe lines.
Images and information on the coastal erosion monitoring using terrestrial LiDAR at Happisburgh in Norfolk.
This landslide occurred in September 2011.
Information and photographs of the landslide.
The Holbeck Hall Hotel was destroyed in 1993. Information and photographs of the landslide.
Notes, information, photographs and links on the Hollin Hill Landslide Observatory, Yorkshire.
Notes, information, photographs and links on several of the landslides found in the Ironbridge Gorge.
Information on how we have mapped landslides on the Isle of Wight.
Selected photographs and information of landslides from a recent visit to Japan.
Article about mapping landslides on the Rochdale sheet.
Detailed geological report on a landslide which caused the closure of the A6024 road between Holmfirth and Woodhead Reservoir in November 2004.
Detailed geological report on a landslide which caused a bank to collapse and road closure in December 2006.
A small landslide on the coast near Lyme Regis.
The famous Mam Tor landslide, Derbyshire. Photographs, information and references on the site.
On 2 January 2001, a fatal landslide occurred in the coastal village of Nefyn on the Lleyn Peninsula.
Information and photographs of the rockfall which occurred on the Gower Peninsula in December 2009.
Detailed geological report on a landslide on a former mill landfill site in January 2007.
Rare photographs of a rock fall in action as witnessed and photographed by local resident, Eve Mathews.
A rock fall occurred on the sea cliff at the Porthkerry Leisure Park on Monday 31 October 2011.
An example of the impact of a landslide on the local economy.
Detailed geological report of a landslide that blocked the A57 (Snake Pass) road between Glossop and the Ladybower Reservoir, in January 2008.
Images and information on the landslide at Shortwood in Herefordshire.
Images and information on the large landslide at Sidestrand in Norfolk. The Landslides Team has been monitoring this landslide using terrestrial LiDAR.
On Thursday 28 June 2012 a landslide occurred on the western slopes of Stob Coire Sgriodain by Loch Treig, in the Scottish Highlands approximately 6 km south–south-west of Tulloch Station.
Images and information on the landslide. Terrestrial LiDAR.
An example of coastal landsliding and rockfall processes.
The BGS landslide response team filmed a landslide event at Wang Shan, China, on 13 September 2012.
Following the recent heavy rains that have affected the nation in 2012, the BGS Landslide Response Team received reports of two landslides in December on the east side of Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Detailed geological report on a landslide at South Beach in Whitehaven which resulted in a fatality, January 2007.
A report on the geology and landslides of the area covered by the 1:50 000 scale BGS map of York (Sheet 63).