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Hornsea Mere Deserted Pontoon

Free Photos, Hornsea, East Yorkshire

This deserted or empty pontoon is pictured on a hot sunny day, 31st May 2009.

The blue sky reflected in the water, with the plush green reed beds over to the far left.

Hornsea Mere - From Wikipedia

Max. length 2 miles (3.2 km)
Max. width 3⁄4 mi
Surface area 467 acres (1.89 km2)
Max. depth 12 feet (3.7 m)

Hornsea Mere is generally described as the largest natural freshwater lake in Yorkshire and lies to the west of Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

It covers an area of 467 acres (1.89 km2), is 2 miles (3.2 km) long, 3⁄4 mile at its widest point and 12 feet (3.7 m) at its deepest point.

It is a popular tourist attraction offering visitors rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing.

It is also a Special Protection Area as a result of its shallowness that results in a diverse range of swamp and fen plants. It hosts many species of birds throughout the year and is of international importance for a migratory population of Gadwall.

It was featured on the television programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of Yorkshire.

Hornsea Marine: http://www.hornseameremarine.com/

Hornsea Museum: http://www.hornseamuseum.com/

Google Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=HU18 1AX

 

 

 

 

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