Local region hits the geological big-time 

We are delighted to report that UNESCO Global Geopark status, as profiled in GCs passim, has been achieved for our region as a result of a lengthy collaboration between Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton Councils and other partners.

BGF extends its congratulations to all concerned in securing its designation. Scores of sites around Dudley, Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell have already been identified as satisfying the Geopark criteria and now enjoy a status on par with other Geoparks around the globe.

Geopark status recognises both the many natural and cultural features that together help define the history of the landscape and the people that inhabit it. This is a universal acknowledgement of the significance of the Black Country in world history and civilisation. (‘It meks yer proud, a’er kid’ – Ed)

Details in full are …

The announcement by Dudley MBC and quotes:

The full current site listing and 3-D walkthrough of Geopark HQ:

About the Black Country; the Geopark application and the team behind it:

Whilst Red House Cone, directly across the road from WHCmog has been designated; we have not, because we are yet to officially open. We are advised of the intention to specify up to 100 more locations around the region over time and WHCmog will be one of them when it is up and running. We look forward to offering our active contribution to this excellent initiative in due course.

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