The Mere, Ellesmere
The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres around the 'North Shropshire Lake District'.
It is situated on the edge of the town itself and is a legacy of the last Ice Age, when large blocks of ice were left behind by the deminishing glaciers. They were buried by mounds of debris and in time the ice melted leaving hollows which became lakes filled with water.
Today the lakes attract thousands of visitors each year seeking fishing or boating. There is excellent coarse fishing on the Mere snd also at the surrounding Blakemere, Whitemere, Newton Mere and Crosemere.
The Mere is surrounded by circular walks, woodlands and gardens and is a nature lovers paradise. Modern technology now allows the herons on the Mere to be viewed nesting and feeding their young from the beginning of March to the end of May, all from the comfort of the Meres Visitor Centre.
You can visit the Meres Visitor Centre to pick up information about the town and its meres, including leaflets on walks and bird watching.
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