Lake noted together with associated rock features and paths
As above, but more details, inc. boathouse, pathways & rock features.
Access: From B6265 Pateley Bridge to Ripon road take narrow minor road to Eavestone. Access via woodland footpath half way down a steep hill
Visibility: Visible from footpath following north bank of lake
Micro climate: Damp and cool (due to surrounding vegetation and cliffs)
North boundary: Sandstone (?) cliffs;
South boundary: thick band of conifers;
East boundary: embankment and small valley;
West boundary: short steep hill leading up to minor road
Water features: Small deep higher lake linked to larger, shallower lower lake by stream. Stream continues from lower lake past embankment into small valley below
Other man-made features: Two small stone bridges
(1) over stream between higher and lower lakes
(2) over stream between lower lake and valley below
The footpath is edged by a retaining wall of large oblong dressed stones along the north bank of the lower lake
Natural features: Cliffs along northern edge
Buildings: A modern wooden boathouse on north bank (see photo)
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Footpath touches south west tip of higher lake and continues along northern edge of lower lake
Another footpath links the east end of the lower lake to Eavestone hamlet
North: Beech woods underplanted with bluebells;
South: thick band of conifers;
East: rhododendrons and silver birch
West: mixed woodland including rhododendrons and silver birch
General Condition: Very overgrown
Local knowledge: None known
Recommendations: Document search to see if this was once a pleasure garden. If so, where was the House?
Shown on 1854/56 OS map, and on 1909 OS map with extra features - Boathouse and Rocks
Boathouse not extant now.
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