Landslide Response Team latest visits

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.

Latest response

Rest-and-be-Thankful pass,  A83, near Arrochar, Argyll Rest-and-be-Thankful pass, A83, near Arrochar, Argyll, 2013

On 3 October 2013 a debris-flow landslide occurred along the A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass.


Hatfield Colliery, South Yorkshire. ©NetworkRail Media Centre Hatfield Colliery, South Yorkshire

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.


Whitby, North Yorkshire Whitby Landslides, 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.


Wang Shan landslide Wang Shan landslide, China, 2012

The BGS landslide response team filmed a landslide event at Wang Shan, China, on 13 September 2012.


Rest-and-be-Thankful pass,  A83, near Arrochar, Argyll Rest-and-be-Thankful pass, A83, near Arrochar, Argyll, 2012

On 1 August 2012 a debris flow landslide occurred along the A83 Rest and Be Thankful pass.


Burton Bradstock Rock Fall 26 July 2012: Burton Bradstock Rock Fall

Geologists from the BGS Landslide Response Team carried out a survey.


Ben Reoch, Argyll and Bute 10 July 2012: Ben Reoch, Argyll and Bute

Geologists from the BGS Landslide Response Team carried out a survey.


Stob Coire Sgriodain landslide, Scottish Highlands 28 June 2012: Stob Coire Sgriodain landslide, Scottish Highlands

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.


Hallsands, South Devon 6 May 2012: Hallsands, Nr Kingsbridge, South Devon

The BGS Landslide Team study of the event at Hallsands, nr. Kingsbridge, South Devon.


Contact the Landslide Response Team

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