The North East has a wealth of different habitat types ranging upland heaths and traditional haymeadows to coastal cliffs and rich marine areas.
For individual descriptions of some of our most important habitats, follow the links on the left hand bar or links belows.
The North East contains examples of all the UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority habitats listed below:
Inland rock outcrop and scree habitats
Purple moor-grass and rush pasture
Upland flushes, fens and swamps
Eutrophic standing waters
Horse Mussel beds
Sublittoral sands and gravels