Location and Access Information
Grid Reference: TA 183546
Withow Gap is located on the coast just to the east of the village of Skipsea, approximately 8km to the north of Hornsea. A minor road leads down to the shore where limited car parking is available. The main geological exposures are located just to the south of the main beach access.
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The coastal section at Withow Gap, Skipsea shows a section through lake deposits which occupy a hollow in the till (or boulder clay) deposited by the last ice sheet of the Ice Age, some 20,000 years ago. The lake deposits contain fossil plant and snail remains and provide important information on climatic and environmental change following the melting and retreat of the ice sheet some 13,000 years ago.