On This Day – The Disappearing Coast of Yorkshire

While the current travel restrictions are in place I have no new stories to post so what I thought that I would do is to go through my picture archives and see where I was on this day at any time in the last few travelling years.

On 26th July 2019 I was in Skipsea in Yorkshire just a few miles north of where I live…

Click on an image to scroll through the Gallery…

The advance of the sea is relentless.

Every year along the Holderness coast nearly two metres of coastline is swept away, an estimated average of two million tonnes which is moved south on the tides towards the Humber estuary and builds land there where they don’t want it whilst it takes it away from here where they do.

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17 responses to “On This Day – The Disappearing Coast of Yorkshire

  1. I imagine you won’t be able to visit these days .. no longer anything there.


  2. Fabulous photos which highlight the issue


  3. Have you worked out what year it will have disappeared completely? Love Staithes! I’d rather like to stay there. 🙂 🙂


  4. Excellent gallery. The erosion is scary and the girl in the field delightful


  5. I remember this one. Lovely carefree family pictures contrasting with horrible erosion.


  6. Many years ago we stayed in a bungalow at Knipe Point, Osgodby but a couple of years later it was one of the victims of erosion. More recently we stayed in a cottage overlooking the sea just south of Filey. When we looked at it from the beach two or three years ago the garden had disappeared and the property was no longer advertised for bookings.


  7. Fascinating post, Andrew. We posted a parallel story about Dunwich in Suffolk a while ago, although we missed out on finding a “Brian” to give us such interesting detail!


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