Parkgate Tarn

Type; Natural, enlarged by damming
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Location; Santon Bridge
Accessibility; Access Land
Grid Ref; NY 118 005
Elevation; 64m (210 feet)
Size; 147 x 82 m (483 x 267 feet)
Area; 1.1 hectares (2.75 acres)
Depth; 2m (6½ feet)
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Parkgate Tarn is a natural tarn that was enlarged to make an ornamental lake for the nearby Irton Hall. It has since deteriorated badly due to a break in the dam wall and the shores are now very boggy. It still has a fine bed of water lilies, however.

The tarn may be accessed by deviating off the footpath that runs north-south through Irton Park, although after wet weather this path can be extremely boggy.