It is thought that there has been a Church at Mappleton since 1086. All Saints was largely re-built in 1855-56. Inside can be viewed the tomb(s) of the Brough family who lived at nearby Rolston Hall.
Parking is available directly outside the church, or if you cross over the main Hornsea road, there is a council carpark by the slipway to the beach. Both get very busy in the summer and good weather.
TOAL from the public footpath outside (with a sub 250g aircraft, or from within the churchyard (with permission)
Mappleton beach itself is a great place to fly (https://greyarro.ws/t/mappelton-beach-added-to-coastal-scenery-in-yorkshire-and-the-humber/25258).
If you turn right at the bottom of the slipway and head south along the beach, you can find various fossils amongst the pebble (mainly Gryphaea arcuata (Devils toenails), ammonites & belemnites. If you are lucky, you may find fossilised coral or sea urchins).
WARNING: The fossil beach was also used as a bombing target for RAF Cowden .. so if you see anything metallic, with fins .. avoid and let the authorities know (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-53692099)
Land owner permission requirements unknown.
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