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Great Cowden

 

April 2 2008

 

Holderness Coast  March 27 2002

 

 

Aldbrough April 2 2008

Great Cowden April 2 2008

Mapplelton April 1 & 2 2008

Skipsea April 1 2008

 

 

Flamborough Head  (Selwicks Bay) 1 April 2008

 

 

 

This is the road that terminates on the coast at 236424. It used to turn along the coast northwards, but it has retreated behind that point. There are no defences here, and few man-made works to impinge on the natural rates of erosion. As elsewhere on this coast, the boulder clay slides seawards rotationally, with intervening mobile flow.

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A mobile flow marks the beach at Great Cowden, whilst the step-fault appearance of the rotational slumps at the end of the road carry the tarmac beachwards. The height of the cliffs at this point is given as 13 metres.

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The remaining part of some farmer's building becomes uninhabitable, so is replaced in the interim by a caravan; the scale of slope failure will not leave it alone for long.

 

Below - The slogan on the sigh clearly indicates the farmer has lost his patience with visitors!

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