Berwickshire & North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation

The Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation was proposed to the European Commission by the UK Government in 1996 and received full designation in 2000. The site stretches from Alnmouth in Northumberland, along 115 kilometers of coastline to Fast Castle Head in Berwickshire. It stretches out to almost four nautical miles at it widest point and encompasses 645 square kilometers of shore and sea, including the Farne Islands and Holy Island.

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