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An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 2: South-west Britain 1993


The 'inventory of UK estuaries' series is a seven-volume series which describes the estuaries of the UK, providing information on their size, location, wildlife, national importance and conservation status, using graphs, tables, text and maps.

Volume 2 of the series (South-west Britain) covers the 32 estuaries on the west coast of England and Wales from Land's End in the south northwards to the Great Orme in North Wales. The estuaries on this coastline include the few on the generally rocky and exposed north coast of Cornwall; the estuarine complexes in the Bristol Channel and South-west Approaches; the nine river estuaries flowing into the broad sweep of Cardigan Bay, the inlets and tidal flats fringing the Menai Strait; and the estuaries and embayments on the north and west coasts of Anglesey and North Wales.

Note that the sheltered rias and other inlets of the south coast of Devon and Cornwall are covered in Volume 6 (Southern England) of the inventory.

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1993··

Buck, A.L. .1993. An Inventory of UK estuaries. Volume 2: South-west Britain, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 37 3.

Volume 2 of a seven-volume series which provides an inventory of the estuaries of the UK, produced by JNCC's Coastal Conservation Branch.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·05·08

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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