Things to do in Mappleton, East Yorkshire
Mappleton, East Yorkshire is a haven for dog walkers, sea anglers, fossil hunters and holiday makers.
The beach and village are served by the quaint village post office and shop that provides welcome refreshment. There are also other cottage businesses that flourish and provide local employment. The area has purpose-built, free public parking and toilets maintained by East Riding council.
Mappleton was once infamous for having the title of the fastest eroding coast line in Great Britain, but now due to the immense sea defence work that took place in 1991 the village is safe once more. The work saw barge loads of Swedish granite shipped in from across the North sea. The resulting works are of great interest to those studying the effects of and management of coastal erosion.
Mappleton enjoys an unblemished beach that stretches to its neighbours of Hornsea to the North and Withernsea to the south. The beach is ideal for disabled visitors due to the easy access to the beach by slope and the fact there are no steep steps to negotiate.
The village is steeped in history and can be traced back to Roman times. It features in the doomsday book. The village played its part in both the First and Second World Wars. In 1941 an army camp (now lost to the sea) housed the Home Guard.
The village is home to All Saints Church which is a visual delight and can be seen on the skyline from which ever direction you approach Mappleton. The church can be traced to pre-Norman Conquest and itself is a haven for local history and those wishing to trace long lost relatives.
Description by Alison and Mark Welton
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