TA2173 : Headland Way approaching Dyke End

taken 8 years ago, near to Bempton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

Headland Way approaching Dyke End
Headland Way approaching Dyke End
Headland Way
A linear walk of about 20 miles from the Priory Church in the Old Town of Bridlington to the Coble Landing in Filey. The route follows the coastline around Flamborough Head. Part 4 of the longer East Riding Heritage Trail, which is 4 linked walks connecting Hessle to Filey.
Danes Dyke :: TA2169
Danes Dyke is a bank and ditch earthwork 'wall' which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainlaind. Despite the name, the Dyke has nothing to do with the Danes! The exact date of construction is uncertain; some sources put it squarely in the Iron Age (pre-Roman) while others suggest similarities to post-Roman earthworks. and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements.
The Dyke stretches 4km from north to south, enclosing a total area of about 5 square miles, and includes the most northerly outcropping of coastal chalk in Britain. It was probably topped with a wooden pallisade fence and would originally have created a seriously strong defensive barrier to anyone approaching the headland from the west.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 14 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 212 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.4307N 0:8.7085W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 212 732
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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