The Mere Trail - Scarborough

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A 3-mile route with a small incline (300ft). Discover the Dell, Oliver's Mount, the Historic War Memorial and the Mere.

Mere Trail instructions:
1. Start at the Dell and follow the gold Discoveries On Your Doorstep waymarkers until you reach Oliver’s Mount. 
2. Now follow the purple Discoveries On Your Doorstep waymarkers until you make your way back to the Dell.

The Dell
The Dell was declared Scarborough’s first Local Nature Reserve after it underwent redevelopment in 2012, led by the ‘Dell’ve  into Nature’ project. Since then the sub-urban grassland has flourished with wild meadow flowers, hedgerow, sculptures and ponds! 
Take some time to explore the paths that wind through the Dell and look out for the varied habitats.  
1.1 miles to Oliver’s Mount

Oliver’s Mount
Oliver’s Mount attracts thousands of visitors each year, who come to watch the famous motorcycle races that have been hosted since 1946.
The hill is named after Oliver Cromwell, who is thought to have chosen the location for his guns during the civil war.  
Spend some time taking in the incredible views over Scarborough.
0.8 miles to War Memorial
War Memorial
This historic War Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives in war, including the names of WWI and WWII soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment.

The Mere
Visit the Mere to discover Scarborough’s vast birdlife! 
Look for Kingfishers and Cormorants, or see if you can spot Carp and Pike in the lake!

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The Mere Trail - Scarborough

Type:Town Trail

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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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