Holderness Case Study
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  • 1. Holderness
    AS Geography
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Holderness Video
    You are to watch the following video and try to answer the following questions
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Mappleton and Holderness Coast
  • 9. Turn to page 105
    Answer question 1 by reading the case study in the book and complete for homework.
    Write a full case study of no more than one side of A4.