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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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  • Observed, various, contented wading birds and gulls, in particular, in this peaceful situation. Cold and windy today, had a short walk only beside Mere. Picnicked in car. Dogs are allowed to walk on l...  more »
  • Went out it season, was a cold, bright sunny day, lovely views across the mere. Plenty of room to park, lots of ducks, geese, and swans, nice place to walk round. Does get busy, but spent a lovely cou...  more »
  • We have lots of fun here we enjoy the boats , there is also a cafe so you're able to have food a drink or ice cream . It's a lovely place .  more »