Holderness Coastline

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Name and locate
In East of England, between Flamborough Head and Spurn Point. It is in East Riding county in Yorkshire. Coastline is 60km long.
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Processes affecting coast
Erosion - Winds from North Easterly direction over the North sea, cause erosion at Flmaborough Head. Transportation - Beach material transported (eroded material - boulder clay). Deposition - creates beaches along Bridlington bay and Spit. Weathering
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Landforms
Headlands (Flamborough Head) formed by the less resistance rock (soft) is eroded quicker than hard rock. Bay is formed (Bridlington Bay) Caves, arches stacks and stumps found at Flamborough Head. Abrasion and Hydraulic Action-cave, arch, stack, stump
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Fact:
Spurn Head (Spit) is 5.5km long
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Management Strategies
Hornsea repaired groins made of mahogany - cost £5.2 million - may cause eyesore and damage tourism. Saves businesses.Mapleton in 1991, two Groynes were placed made of granite from Norway. 500m of rip rap - cost £2 million
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Viewpoints
Government - AGAINST - too expensive to protect (60km). Residents - FOR - need houses protected
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Land uses
Farmland, Tourism, Caravan, Habitants, Fishing
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Erosion - Winds from North Easterly direction over the North sea, cause erosion at Flmaborough Head. Transportation - Beach material transported (eroded material - boulder clay). Deposition - creates beaches along Bridlington bay and Spit. Weathering

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Processes affecting coast

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Headlands (Flamborough Head) formed by the less resistance rock (soft) is eroded quicker than hard rock. Bay is formed (Bridlington Bay) Caves, arches stacks and stumps found at Flamborough Head. Abrasion and Hydraulic Action-cave, arch, stack, stump

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Spurn Head (Spit) is 5.5km long

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Hornsea repaired groins made of mahogany - cost £5.2 million - may cause eyesore and damage tourism. Saves businesses.Mapleton in 1991, two Groynes were placed made of granite from Norway. 500m of rip rap - cost £2 million

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