Jurassica

Along the Yorkshire coast rocks from the Jurassic period dating back some 150-200 million years are exposed for all to see in a series of spectacular cliffs and bays.

The landscape of the Yorkshire Coast has been shaped over millions of years. Some of the processes are extremely slow – take the formation of rock from sand deposited at the bottom of the sea. However some processes are surprisingly fast.
The rocks of the coast bear evidence of landslips, underwater slumps and other changes that happened millions of years ago but took only a matter of days to have their effect.
These changes have not stopped. The sea is still battering away at the coastline while sand is being brought by rain and rivers and laid on the sea bed. Geology goes on working.

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