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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Spynes Mere

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Spynes Mere is a wetland nature reserve of 14 ha, created from restored sand workings by WBB Minerals who lease the site to the [Surrey] Wildlife Trust.

Before sand was extracted the area was farmland. Spynes is a very old word, in use before the Norman Conquest to describe the area. It means summer fattening pasture, and is correctly pronounced spines, like the spine of a thorn.

Today, Spynes Mere comprises three lakes, which flow into the Redhill Brook.

Read on at the Surrey Wildlife Trust Website.

Posted by bigblue on 21/02/2012 at 07:58 AM
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