About GeoMôn UNESCO Global Geopark
GeoMôn Global Geopark is a place with spectacular geology spanning 4 Eras, 12 Geological periods, 1,800 million years, more than 100 rock types and many types of surface sediments. It is home to the oldest fossils in England or Wales. Each rock type creates its own landscape either from its own characteristics, or from the way it reacts to the forces of erosion, or by how it weathers to form soils which underpin biodiversity and land use. Stunning rocky cliffs, extensive sandy beaches, small rocky coves, ancient monuments and settlements, and a variety of quarries and mines are some of the characteristics of our landscape. The human landscape is defined by building stones influencing architecture and by soils influencing agriculture and forestry.
Our mission is to enhance knowledge and awareness of Anglesey’s spectacular geoheritage as a resource for education at all levels from primary school to university researchers including the general public and for recreation for both visitors and residents of the Island and thereby to improve the local economy and employment prospects on the island.
We aim to encourage awareness of, and educate about, the geodiversity and geoheritage, the historical, cultural and economic importance of the area, and encourage further geological and related research.
Our visitor centre in the historic Porth Amlwch has displays of all the major rock types of Anglesey, information on the wider geology and temporary displays - the current focus is on climate change ancient and modern. We have books and leaflets for sale and some free trail leaflets.
Join us to explore and discover this outstanding Geo-heritage, which underpins all aspects of landscape development, biodiversity, land use, human history, agriculture and even culture. Explore our listed geosites; follow our self-guided trails or join on one of our guided walks
visit our website www.geomon.co.uk
our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AngleseyGeoparkGeoMon
our Facebook discussion group https://www.facebook.com/groups/Geomon