Eavestone Lake

Eavestone Lake

The small bow-shaped Eavestone Lake is situated below the small hamlet of Eavestone and is one of a number of artificial fish ponds that was created in medieval times by the monks of Fountains Abbey.

Eavestone Lake is roughly half way between Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale and Ripon and is close to the villages of Sawley and High Grantley. The route of the 40-mile Ripon Rowel walk traverses the north shore of the lake which is in an attractive wooded setting. The woods on the south shore of the lake hide a number of crags that are popular with climbers.

Raven Crag, partially hidden in the woods on the south shore of Eavestone Lake
Raven Crag, partially hidden in the woods on the south shore of Eavestone Lake

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