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Hornsea Mere, Hornsea

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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3.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Discovered Hornsey Mere a few weeks ago on a day trip and was really looking forward to revisiting, starting with breakfast at the lakeside cafe. Checked the website yesterday which stated the cafe wa...  read more »
  • Hired a boat on the mere for a few hours with kids all the family loved it great value. Staff were lovely so helpful ant put our 3yr old right at ease as he was a bit worried about the boat. But they ...  read more »
  • We came here for the morning and went rowing on the mere. It was very cheap £4pp for an hour but the guy was really nice enjoyed and just said don't worry about the time to much. There was a lot of wi...  read more »
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