Region 12. Wales: Margam to Little Orme
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 12 covers the major part of the coastline of Wales, including the whole of its west coast. The area is influenced by south-westerly and westerly Atlantic winds, has a varied geology and has an open, predominantly agricultural hinterland. Major industrial development is concentrated in the south, particularly around Swansea Bay. Much of the coast is unspoiled and includes thirteen sections designated as Heritage Coasts.


Two National Parks also include substantial coastal sections and the area is a popular tourist destination. Map 1.2.1 shows the main locations in the region that are mentioned in the text.

239 pages A4 hardback
ISBN 1 873701 86 1
Please cite as: Barne, J.H. et al, (1995), Region 12. Wales: Margam to Little Orme, 239 pages A4 hardback, ISBN 1 873701 86 1