Region 11. The Western Approaches: Falmouth Bay to Kenfig
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 11 covers the the major part of the coast of Cornwall, the north coast of Devon, the shores of the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary.  The coast is 1,205.5 kmlong, which is 6.4% ofthe total coastline of Great Britain and includes 18.8% of the coast of England and 10.8% of that of Wales.  It has a varied geology but can be characterised in two broad sections - the cliffed coasts of Cornwall, north Devon and parts of Somerset, which have a rugged and open character and are popular tourist destinations, and the low-lying coast of south Wales and the Severn Estuary, where sedimentary coastal plain estuarine shores predominate.
262 pages A4 hardback
ISBN 1 873701 85 3
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1996), Region 11. The Western Approaches: Falmouth Bay to Kenfig, 262 pages A4 hardback, ISBN 1 873701 85 3