Knipe Tarn

Type; Artificial
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Location; Bateman Allotment
Accessibility; Private
Grid Ref; SD 426 943
Elevation; 148 m (487 feet)
Size; 219m x 118m (720 x 390 feet)
Area; 2.2 hectares (5.4 acres)
Depth; 3m (10 feet)
Meaning of name; tarn by the steep overhanging rock
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Knipe Tarn is an artificial lake, retained by a stone dam at the south-eastern end. A pretty looking lake, surrounded by woodland, it lies on private ground. Much of it can be seen from the road which passes just to the north-west, the wall is broken down in a few places which eases visibility.