Barfield Tarn

Type; Natural
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Location; ¾ mile south of Bootle
Accessibility; Private, but visible from the A595(T) and from a footpath running to the south.
Grid Ref; SD 107 869
Elevation; 19m (60 feet)
Size; 212m x 151m (720 x 495 feet)
Area; 2.3 hectares (7.1 acres)
Depth; 4m (13 feet)
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The watershed from Black Combe comprises numerous small becks, one of which, Holegill Beck, drains into Barfield Tarn before joining the River Annas to reach the sea. The tarn is an attractive, oval lake in the middle of agricultural pasture. Although there is no public access, good views can be had looking west from the A595(T) near Holegill or north from the track that leads from the A595 to Barfield.