The other side of the vale of Pickering


Sunshine in Hunmanby Gap looking out north towards Filey. The coast here has multiple layers of meaning – at the end of the last ice age the UK was connected to mainland Europe through the landmass of Doggerland, much much later the fossils beds were important in the scientific discovery of the past. In the 20th century a place of military defence and leisure and tourism. Today the erosion of the soft Speeten clay contributes to significant coastal erosion. And it is a great place for an autumn walk.

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