Geography: Holderness and White Chalk Cliffs Essay

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Flamborough – Headland that forms on the most northerly point of the Holderness Coast. There are white chalk cliffs that surround the headland. This chalk lies in horizontal layers, which is formed by tiny sea creature fossils. At the top of the chalk cliffs lies a layer of glacial deposits left behind by glaciers 18,000 years ago, during the last ice age. Cliffs are eroded by action of waves, the clay soil usually falls in huge landslips. There are also stacks formed, as well as a wave cut platform.

Mappleton- Village 3km south of Hornsea. It is subject to intense amounts of erosion. Cliffs and groynes are formed here. The cliffs are not well protected, hense the tremendous amounts of erosion that take place.

Hornsea- Small coastal town found between Bridlington and Withernsea. Dependent on tourism and recreation. Steep beaches and groynes lie here. Beach material is made of sand and shingle. Coastal protection such as sea walls have been put in place to protect the coast.

Skipsea- A village located 16 km south of Bridlington and 6 miles north of Hornsea. Beach material is deposited by longshore drift. Material is transported south because there are no groynes to reduce the transportation of erosion along the stretch of this coast. Residential area is protected from erosion.
Spurn Point- A spit located on the very south of the Holderness Coast. Spurn head is made of sand and shingle. This is made from the transported material that includes sand, sediment