1986 Ecology

  The Cleveland Way footpath,          
 endangered by rapid cliff erosion,    
 runs north from the mouth of Scalby   
 beck, which also marks the southern   
 end of the 36 mile Heritage Coast.    
                                       
  Two sewers discharge into the sea at 
 Scalby Ness, contaminating normally   
 edible shellfish and causing much     
 local disquiet.  To prevent this      
 pollution, the Yorkshire Water        
 Authority plans to pump sewage beyond 
 the lowest tide line in Jackson's bay.
                                       
  This coast is rich in bird life.  All
 kinds of gulls and waders are to be   
 seen.  Scalby beck attracts sand      
 martins, swallows and dippers.        
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

Map of the area

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