Coastal Risk Map updated 21/02/20

Through the WCMC schools programme our children have been using this interactive map to look at risks on the coastline, use the layers tool above to find out:

- Is your favourite beach or even house, at risk of a 1 in 200 year coastal flood event?

- How fast is the coastline eroding near you? Will houses fall into the sea? When?

- We combined all coastal risks and made our risk score of the coastline or RBM. Compared to the rest of Wales, does your coastline have a high risk score? For more information about our RBM document click here

The tidal flood risk model and coastal erosion risk model were developed by Natural Resources Wales, more information can be found here

Climate Change and Coasts Education Programme - Welsh Curriculum 2022

Our Climate Change and Coasts Education Programme has been developed with the help of Barry Island Primary School in line with the new Welsh Curriculum 2022 and takes into consideration MAT (More Able and Talented) and ALN (Additional Learning Needs) requirements. The lessons are aimed at pupils in years 5 & 6 (Ages 9 to 11). Please note, the lessons are flexible and can be adapted however you think best suits your pupils. 

During the programme, you will have full support from the WCMC throughout the 12-lesson programme. It can also be arranged for us to come and deliver Lesson 1 to your pupils. 

Special thank you to Miss L.Phillips and Miss N.Hicks of Barry Island Primary School and Professor Allan Williams who made the school's programme possible.  Thank you to all the Universities and school's for your contributions.

Teachers - Request the 100% free school's programme by completing our contact us form. 

Climate Change Podcasts 

Have a listen to our Climate Conscious Conversations: 

Episode 1- Climate Conscious Conversation with Barry Island Primary School and Natural Resources Wales 

Episode 2- Climate Conscious Conversation with Mr. Moon of the Vale of Glamorgan council, covering topics such as coastal flooding

Climate Change Case Studies (requires google chrome browser)

See our 360 tour case studies of locations dealing with Climate Change in Wales and Internationally.

Find the example below of one of our Wales Case Studies - Llandtwit Major.

W1 - Llantwit Major Beach is situated on the Southern coastline of Wales, UK lying at the end of a small valley that was once home to a larger river than the current stream.


The beach is part of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and experiences dramatic erosion including cliff falls which have caused fatalities. Cliff falls can reveal Jurassic fossils, including corals, giant brachiopods, gastropods and the bones of Ichthyosaurus.

Credits: Prof. Allan Williams, Gwyn Nelson