This booklet seeks to provide an introduction to the formation of the coastal landscape. Northumberland's journey to its present position on the world map, the events which shaped it during this long journey and the origin and make up of coastal rocks are described. How humans have made use of the geological resources of the coast, including the associated landforms and soils and how the soils and sands themselves relate to geology and nature, is also explored. Finally, different areas of the coast are looked at in detail and attention is drawn to particular features which bring the history of the landscape to life.
Product Code: BKONEEXPLORE
Published by: Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership