Hornsea Mere, Hornsea

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Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, England, and lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding.It covers an area of 467acre, is 2mi long, 0.75mi at its widest point and 12ft at its deepest.Hornsea Mere is a centre for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds; it accommodates many species throughout the year, and is of international importance for a migratory population of gadwall. Its shallowness results in a diverse range of swamp and fen plants.It was featured in the BBC television programme Seven Natural Wonders.Hornsea Mere is owned by Wassand Hall, situated to the west of the mere, and was purchased by the Hall's estate for £50 in the 16th century.The mere is the base for Hornsea Sailing Club.
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  • we just loved coming here every day whilst on holiday just to feed the ducks and geese they are so lovely  more »
  • A tranquil place to visit. You can fish or watch the boats. There is a pitch and putt but not a very smooth one! A lovely cafe serving a variety of sandwiches, salads and burgers etc. Only had coffee ...  more »
  • Lovely friendly atmosphere, great good food, lovely scones. Pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit x  more »

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