In Geography, we have been analysing the impact of coastal erosion on seaside villages and towns. We used the website Digimaps to measure the severity of land loss.
We looked at 3 separate locations on the North East Yorkshire coastline (Great Cowden, Skipsea and Hornsea). We were able to study and compare 3 maps from the locations: 1890s, 1950s and 2022.
We compared the land loss at all 3 locations and discussed what impacts this had on the area. Some of these were:
- infrastructure being lost into the sea;
- house prices declining in the area;
- loss of habitat;
- reduction of tourism.
Finally, we compared the land loss to something we know – Moortown Park. Moortown park is around 200m in length and this is how much land was lost at Skipsea!