Holderness Case Study-Geography

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Where is the Holderness Coast?
Yorkshire,Northern England
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Why is it important?
Fastest eroding coastline in Europe. 7-10m coastline a year
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Hark rock type?
Chalk Headland, harder than clay so hasn't eroded away yet.
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Soft Rock type?
Boulder clay, has eroded away because it is softer than chalk.
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Bridlington
Small working harbour town. Tourism drawn in by locals and business an pleasant beach. Population:35,000 It is a fishing port.
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Bridlington-Costal defence strategies
Sea wall (power of waves deflected) Groynes (to keep sand on the beach) Rock Armour (absorb wave energy)
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Bridlington-Problems and strategies
Sea wall are unstable. Cost 1.4 million pounds to repair.
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Hornsea
Small tourist village. Tourism drawn in by locals and business and pleasant beach. Population:8,500
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Hornsea-Costal Defence Strategies
Groynes (to keep sand on beach). Rock armour (arbors wave energy)
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Mappleton
Small village. Population:350
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Mappleton-Costal Defence Strategies
Groynes (to keep sand on beach)
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Mappleton-Problems with Strategies
Sand has gone and cliffs are eroding.
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Fastest eroding coastline in Europe. 7-10m coastline a year

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Why is it important?

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Chalk Headland, harder than clay so hasn't eroded away yet.

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Boulder clay, has eroded away because it is softer than chalk.

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Small working harbour town. Tourism drawn in by locals and business an pleasant beach. Population:35,000 It is a fishing port.

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