The Mere

Formed at the end of the last Ice Age (over 12,000 years ago), when huge ice sheets covered most of Britain. When it melted large pockets of water were formed, and the Mere is the largest of a series of meres in north Shropshire and south Cheshire. They rarely have water inlets, unlike lakes, which are often fed by a river or stream, though some meres do have a natural spring.

The Mere is approximately 48 hectares (116 acres) and is 19 metres deep in some places

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