Our region
We're proud of our region, a diverse landscape covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. 

Stretching from the Humber to the Tweed, and the Pennine and Cheviot hills to the coast, WReN includes cities, towns, villages, and rural communities, supplied by three core water companies:

  • Northumbrian Water
  • Yorkshire Water, and
  • Hartlepool Water, trading under Anglian Water.
Our rivers, hills, and dales

Our region is home to a diverse and valuable natural environment, including four National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over 50 sites of European importance and over 600 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Our rivers and dales, and the hills that separate them, are a vital part of this beautiful place.


The North's economy contributes around £160 billion a year to the UK economy (Gross Value Added). This money comes from a wide range of businesses and industries, including agriculture, finance, manufacturing, and tourism.

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