The county contains a large number of sites designated as County Geological/Geomorphological Sites (CGS) now know as Local Geological Sites. These range from old mines and quarries to glacial features including drumlins and melt water channels. Moking Hurth Cave is designated as a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS). County Geological Sites do not have the same statutory protection as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
Local Development Plans contain policies for their conservation, for example, by not permitting development to take place that would damage their geodiversity interest.