Region 10. South-west England: Seaton to the Roseland Peninsula
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 10 covers the major part of the coastline of south Devon and Cornwall bordering the western part of the English Channel.  The coast is 621 km long, which is 11.3%of the total coastline of England and 3.3% of that of Great Britain.  It has a varied geology and is composed of predominantly rocky coast, with major lengths of cliffed landscapes, including the prominent peninsulas of Start and Dodman Points, which help to define the two major sweeping crescent-shaped bays: Lyme Bay and that between Salcombe and Falmouth.  The coast is punctuated by the numerous narrow, steep sided, often wooded estuaries (rias),with the River Exe being the only typical coastal plainestuary in this region.  The coast has a rugged and open character and is a one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, containing some of the country’soldest resorts, first patronised in the 18th and early19th centuries. 
217 pages A4 hardback
ISBN 1 873701 84 5
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1996), Region 10. South-west England: Seaton to the Roseland Peninsula, 217 pages A4 hardback, ISBN 1 873701 84 5