Geography: Coastal Erosion

Friday 03 February 2023

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:

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!