Swan Island, Hornsea Mere
|Basin countries||United Kingdom|
|Max. length||2 miles (3.2 km)|
|Max. width||0.75 miles (1.2 km)|
|Surface area||467 acres (1.89 km2)|
|Max. depth||12 feet (3.7 m)|
It covers an area of 467 acres (1.89 km2), is 2 miles (3.2 km) long, 0.75 miles (1.2 km) at its widest point and 12 feet (3.7 m) at its deepest.
Hornsea Mere is a centre for bird-watching and a tourist attraction offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing. It is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds; it accommodates many species throughout the year, and is of international importance for a migratory population of gadwall. Its shallowness results in a diverse range of swamp and fen plants.
- "Special Protection Area - Hornsea Mere". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 2001. Retrieved 27 July 2008.
- "Yorkshire and Lincolnshire - Hornsea Mere". Seven Wonders. BBC. Retrieved 24 September 2009.
- "Cycle ride at Hornsea Mere". Gazette & Herald. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Hornsea Sailing Club". Hornsea Sailing Club. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
Media related to Hornsea Mere at Wikimedia Commons
- "Hornsea Mere"; East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Retrieved 27 June 2012