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Parkdean, Skipsea Circular Walk

The White Shire Walk

If you are stopping at the caravan site this is a nice little walk.

Skipsea is a village located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. Here is a brief overview of Skipsea's history:

  1. Prehistoric and Roman Periods: The area around Skipsea has evidence of human habitation dating back to the prehistoric era. Archaeological excavations have revealed the presence of a large Iron Age fort, known as Skipsea Castle, which was constructed around 400 BC. The fort was likely occupied until the Roman period, during which the Romans established a settlement in the area.

  2. Medieval Era: During the medieval era, Skipsea became an important center of activity. In the 11th century, a Norman motte-and-bailey castle was built at Skipsea, which was later replaced by a stone castle. The castle served as the seat of the Skipsea Lords until the 13th century.

  3. Decline of Skipsea Castle: Skipsea Castle's importance declined over time, and by the 14th century, it was in ruins. Its stones were later used to construct other buildings in the village. Today, only earthworks and some remnants of the castle's structure can be seen.

  4. Agriculture and Fishing: Throughout its history, Skipsea relied heavily on agriculture and fishing. The village's proximity to the North Sea made fishing a significant part of the local economy. Agriculture, particularly sheep farming, also played a vital role in sustaining the community.

  5. Coastal Erosion and Loss of Skipsea's Harbor: Skipsea faced challenges due to coastal erosion, which led to the loss of its harbor. Over the centuries, the coastline shifted, and the village became further inland. Today, Skipsea is located around two miles from the sea.

  6. Modern Era: In recent years, Skipsea has transformed into a quiet, picturesque village with a small population. Its historical landmarks, such as Skipsea Castle, attract visitors interested in the area's history. Agriculture remains an essential part of the local economy, along with tourism.

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