Mappleton is a village located on the Holderness Coast. It is a popular tourist destination and is often used by schools to complete geography fieldwork. There are a range of hard engineering techniques used at Mappleton to protect the B1242, which is the main road linking coastal communities in East Yorkshire. This includes rock groynes, rock armour and cliff regrading. These have helped reduce the impact of coastal erosion along the sea front. However, to the south of the village rates of erosion have increased beyond the last groyne and rock armour. This has resulted in increased rates of erosion.