Region 5. North-east England: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Filey Bay
Barne, J.H. et al
Effective management of the coastal zone depends on good knowledge of its resources and what affects them. The JNCC's Coastal Directories project, co-ordinated by JNCC on behalf of a wide-ranging funding consortium, collated extensive baseline environmental and human use information, including fisheries, for the coastal and nearshore marine zone of the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly, Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Man. The information is designed to meet the needs of planners and coastal zone managers and users. A disk set, in Adobe Acrobat format, is available to complement the book edition of most regional volumes and is supplied with free Windows-compatible reader software.


Region 5 comprises the coast of north-east England fromthe Scottish border to just north of Flamborough Head.Although extending for several degrees of longitude fromnorth to south, the region’s 505 km of coastline representsless than 10% of the total coastline of England and less than3% of that of Great Britain.  The coastline is relatively shortbecause it has few bays, headlands or estuaries.Nevertheless it is varied, cliffs alternating with stretches of lower relief, and much of it is unspoilt countryside of greatscenic and wildlife conservation value.  Only around the estuaries of the Tyne, Wear and Tees is the character of the region predominantly urban and industrialised rather thanrural and agricultural.  The Tyne & Wear, Durham and Cleveland coasts, which once were marked by heavy industry, particularly coal mining, are slowly assuming amore natural aspect.
194 pages A4 softback
ISBN 1 873701 79 9
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1995), Region 5. North-east England: Berwick-upon-Tweed to Filey Bay, 194 pages A4 softback, ISBN 1 873701 79 9