Lesson Objectives Learn about the issues facing the Holderness Coast Appreciate the nature of the issues and analyse the processes at work Distinguish between the erosional processes and depositional processes that are at work
Where is Holderness The Holderness Coast is located on the east coast of England. It extends 61km from Flamborough in the north to Spurn Point in the south.
What issues face Holderness? Holderness Coast is fastest eroding stretch of coastline in Europe – an average of 2 metres fall into the North Sea each year Locally, rates of erosion have been up to 10-20m with waves biting coast away Over 30 villages have been lost since Roman times, erosion has been taking place for last 6000 yrs
Holderness Video You are to watch the following video and try to answer the following questions
High energy waves because of long fetch Chunks of coast slump down the cliff Soft boulder clay Thin, narrow beaches do little to absorb wave energy Holbeck Hall, Scarborough Why are the beaches thin and narrow? The beaches are thin because the material is carried away by longshore drift
Holderness Coast – Cliff Processes Rain water enters cracks Cracks formed by wetting and drying Boulder Clay Cliff Material slumps down the cliff Removal of slumped material by sea Sea Slip plane developing Beach