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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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  • This cafe is in a really lovely setting with both inside and outside seating. A bit on the expensive side for food.  more »
  • I pulled in at the car park just outside the town and had some fun watching some very tame ducks, geese and swans. Great spot for children to see wildlife.  more »
  • Lovely to walk around sat and had a coffee which we'd brought with us as it was too early for the cafe to be open  more »