Landslides at the BGS

We are the definitive source of landslide information in Great Britain. Landslides are shown on our geological maps and we maintain the National Landslide Database which has over 16 000 records of landslides in Great Britain. Information is gathered from surveys and reports or as part of our responsive work in Great Britain.

Landslide Response Team

When a significant landslide is reported, the Landslide Response Team is sent to assess it. They collect data for the National Landslide Database and provide local advice.

We have a core team of geologists, geomorphologists and engineering geologists who specialise in landslides.

Browse Landslides at BGS

Heavy rain Landslides and rainfall

Monthly statistics of landslide occurrence and rainfall amounts in the UK

Case studies and free download reports Case studies and free download reports

Information on over 40 landslides and coastal sites.
Photos, videos and reports.

Coastal Landslides Coastal landslides

Monitoring landslides
Monitoring coastal erosion
Mapping landslides at the coast

Landslide Assessment GeoReport Landslide Assessment GeoReport

New landslide assessment for those with an interest in the landslides in a particular area or for preliminary site assessments

Landslide Surveying Techniques Landslide surveying techniques

Terrestrial LiDAR techniques
Examples of data for coastal erosion and volume change models

Landslide Natural Hazard Partnership

The Landslides Team is taking part in this collaborative initiative with twelve of the UK's other leading public sector agencies


Contact the Landslide Response Team

British Geological Survey
Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG
E-mail: Landslides team
Telephone: 0115 936 3143
Fax: 0115 936 3276