How far has the east coast eroded?

Although erosion rates vary significantly, recent records suggest that parts of the East Riding coastline are eroding at an average rate of up to 4 metres per year.

Why is Holderness eroding so fast?

The Holderness Coastline is made up of soft boulder clays (less resistant rock) to the south and chalk (more resistant than clay) to the north (see diagram on the left). Because the clay is weak and less resistant rock, it erodes rapidly. In fact, the Holderness Coast is one of Europe’s fastest eroding coastlines.

Is England getting smaller?

Chilling photos have revealed the increasingly rapid pace Britain’s coastline is shrinking . In some cases the coastline has dropped back by as much as half a mile. Dozens of homes have also been lost as beaches are eroded across the country.

How does climate change affect coastal erosion?

The effects of climate change could be devastating to vulnerable coastal and marine areas as well as to the function and structure of their ecosystems. Increasing sea level (1,7 mm/year) changes the shape of coastlines, contributes to coastal erosion and leads to flooding and more underground salt-water intrusion.

How has erosion affected Holderness?

On average, the coastline of Holderness erodes at about 2m per year, mainly during storms and tidal surges. The impacts of coastal erosion on socio-economic aspects are: damage and loss of infrastructures, loss of property, loss of farmland, danger for tourism, damage to coastal protection.

How were the Holderness cliffs formed?

The first is the result of the strong prevailing winds creating longshore drift that moves material south along the coastline. The second is that the cliffs are made of soft boulder clay which erodes rapidly when saturated.

How much coastline is lost every year?

While coastal erosion affects all regions of the United States, erosion rates and potential impacts are highly localized. Average coastline recession rates of 25 feet per year are not uncommon on some barrier islands in the Southeast, and rates of 50 feet per year have occurred along the Great Lakes.

Why does the UK not have beaches?

British people don’t go to the seaside any more, research suggests. But before cheap foreign deals, the convenience of air travel and higher disposable incomes, beaches in this country were a popular destination for those seeking rest and recreation only a rail journey away.

Why do cliffs erode?

Cliffs are usually formed because of processes called erosion and weathering. Weathering happens when natural events, like wind or rain, break up pieces of rock. In coastal areas, strong winds and powerful waves break off soft or grainy rocks from hardier rocks. The harder rocks are left as cliffs.

Why choose Tunstall Beach?

With its unique rural charm and wide sandy beach, Tunstall is the perfect spot for those wanting to get away from it all. Set amongst low cliffs Tunstall beach is a tranquil setting popular with young families. Something unexpected occurred with the service. Please try again later. The nearest town is Withernsea, to the south of Tunstall.

Where does the Tunstall drain start and end?

Tunstall Drain, left to right at upper centre, is cut through land that in places is only a little above sea level [26 February 2021]. The start of the Tunstall and Roos section behind the bank. From here, direction of flow is inland [25 March 2021].

Where is the nearest town or city to Tunstall?

The nearest town is Withernsea, to the south of Tunstall. Access to the beach can be gained via the A1033 from Hull or the B1242 from Hornsea.