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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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  • We stumbled across the mere by accident, but so glad that we did. It's a lovely, calm place with lots of different wildlife, a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.  more »
  • Visited on a Sunday to take a rowing boat out. Very good price. Staff very friendly & helpful. Very big area for boating with lots of birds, we had great fun. Nice cafe for an outside cuppa. Lovely sh...  more »
  • Absolutely great place to visit young or old great fun on the rowing boat and good value for money and the staff are very friendly and helpful will be visiting again soon thanks  more »