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Hornsea Mere, Hornsea

(3.5/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Beautiful setting, with a bit of effort, this could be a hotspot. It's almost like they don't want people to visit. 
  • What a lovely place to go with or without children, you can feed the many ducks there, go for a boat trip around the mere, play mini golf, or just go for lunch, sit outside if weather permits, if not ...  more »
  • Fantastic place for a cuppa and cake. The whole mere was full of seams and geese an amazing sight to see. Would highly recommend and the girls in the cafe are lovley